Cubs reportedly have offer on table to All-Star CF


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The Chicago Cubs have been in the hunt for pitching during the offseason as they retool their team for the 2018 baseball season.

However, it also appears that they are not standing pat with their positional players as they have a three-year deal on the table to centerfielder Lorenzo Cain according to Cubs insider Bruce Levine on Saturday morning.

In 2017, Cain batted .300 (10th in AL) with 15 homers, 86 runs scored, 49 RBIs, .440 slugging percentage, and .363 on-base percentage. He was also fourth in the league in stolen bases with 26. In 2015, he made the All-Star team and was a World Series Champion as a member of the Royals.

For his career, he is batting .290 with 810 hits, 57 homers, 127 stolen bases, and 321 RBIs.

Other teams that have serious interest in Cain are the Rangers and Brewers. Since Cain rejected the Royals' qualifying offer, the team that signs him will have to give up a draft pick.

Cain turns 32 in April so a three-year deal for him could be an issue for the Cubs as an aging centerfielder is not really a plus.

Apparently, the Cubs are not sold on Albert Almora Jr. transitioning into a full-time role in center field for 2018 and beyond.

Cain was drafted by the Milwaukee Brewers in the 17th round of the 2004 MLB Draft.

In the same report, Levine shared that the Cubs were also in talks with Derek Jeter about outfielder Christian Yelich.

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