INDIANAPOLIS _ The Cubs stated flatly this afternoon that no deal was imminent for right fielder Milton Bradley. There has been speculation that something could get done as early as tonight, but one Cubs person said Wednesday is a more likely date.
The Cubs have continued talking to the usual suspects _ Tampa Bay, Texas and the New York Mets _ and it's likely more teams have entered the fray, something that could work to the advantage of GM Jim Hendry as he tries to move Bradley without having to take a financial bath. Neither the Mariners nor the Angels are in the talks, according to those in the know.
Meanwhile, the Sox are keeping their options open with DH Hideki Matsui, the World Series MVP of the Yankees.