Chicago Cubs Rumors: Putting together a trade with the Baltimore Orioles

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Tseng without a home

Jen-Ho Tseng has been the Cubs Minor League Pitcher of the Year two times. In his first year at Triple-A Iowa, Tseng went 6-1 with a 1.80 ERA in nine starts. He had a quick cup of coffee for the Cubs at the end of the year, but it didn’t prove too fruitful for him.

With one spot left in the rotation, it seems Tseng isn’t mentioned much for the role. Even Eddie Butler‘s name has snuck into the conversation. Montgomery, the Cubs best swingman, even finds himself on the outskirts of the starter talk. The way it seems, the Cubs are going to find themselves another starter. If there’s no place for Tseng, it might be best to move him along–for the Cubs benefit and his.

The Cubs, however, do have options with Tseng and are by no means required to move him. Butler, on the other hand, is out of options. But the Cubs haven’t seen him build much value, especially since he was injured the end of last season.