Cubs Rumors: Team exploring multiple middle infield veterans

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After a quiet week at the Winter Meetings, the latest Cubs rumors connect the club to a pair of veteran pieces who could flush out the infield depth.

Two Cubs rumors surfaced on Friday connecting the team to a pair of veteran middle infield pieces who could provide some needed depth behind the likes of Javier Baez and, should he remain with the team, Addison Russell.

Reportedly, the Cubs have their eyes on former Colorado Rockies All-Star Troy Tulowitzki and longtime utility man Daniel Descalso, both of whom are free agents. Right now it seems that the Cubs have their eyes on depth and not necessarily big free agents like Bryce Harper or Manny Machado.

Jon Heyman reported the interest in Tulowitzki saying as many as a half-dozen clubs are also in contact with his camp. A Cubs scout will watch a workout with the 34-year old infielder and further evaluate their interest. Tulowitzki was let go by the Toronto Blue Jays after missing 2018 due to injury, leaving Toronto on the hook for $34 million.

Meanwhile, Ken Rosenthal reported the Cubs interest in 32-year-old utility man Daniel Descalso. He was quoted saying “strong pursuit” which indicates their interest is potentially high. Hard to say how much a guy like him would be demanding, but it is hard to imagine him getting anything more than a two-year deal.