Cubs Rumors: Team interested in Nicholas Castellanos, Shane Greene

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Looking for bullpen help and an impact bat, the latest Cubs rumors have the team progressing in talks with the Tigers surrounding Nicholas Castellanos.

There’s little doubt the Chicago Cubs could be getting more production from their outfield. Albert Almora is little more than dead weight at this point and Kyle Schwarber is yet to turn into the player we’ve all hoped for since he broke onto the scene back in 2015.

Meanwhile, Ian Happ continues to refine his offensive approach at Triple-A Iowa – with no clear timetable set for his return to Chicago. It only makes sense the latest Cubs rumors have the team heavily interested in Detroit Tigers outfielder Nicholas Castellanos.

But the rumors don’t stop there. According to David Kaplan of NBC Sports Chicago, the Cubs are also interested in the Tigers’ All-Star closer Shane Greene, as well. Adding Greene to a pen that already features Craig Kimbrel at the back end would go a long way in giving the team one of the best relief corps in all of baseball.

Neither guy will come cheap – especially Greene. The right-hander is under team control through 2020. Meanwhile, Castellanos, who hit a walk-off for Detroit on Sunday, is purely a rental and will test free agency at season’s end.