Katie Stratman - USA Today Sports
Katie Stratman - USA Today Sports

Ian Happ listed as potential trade fit for Phillies

by - Senior Editor -

The Chicago Cubs have been one of the most disappointing teams in baseball this season.

However, they are only five games out of the wild card, and Cubs President Jed Hoyer will wait and see whether the team will be sellers at the deadline based on how it plays the next few weeks.

MLB insider Mark Feinsand believes that the Phillies will be in search of an outfielder.

Cubs left fielder Ian Happ might be a potential fit since the recent injuries of Bryce Harper and Kyle Schwarber.

"Adding an outfield bat -- Luis Robert Jr.? Ian Happ? Tommy Pham? -- would appear to be the biggest priority for an otherwise complete team," he wrote in his latest article.

Happ is hitting .229 for the season with 11 homers and 44 RBIs.

Will the Cubs trade the two-time gold glover as they make a move for more playing time for their younger players in the outfield, like Owen Caissie and Pete-Crow Armstrong?

Time will tell, but watching the trade deadline and seeing what unfolds for the Cubs should be interesting.

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