Report: Cubs interested in McCarthy, Marcum
The Chicago Cubs have expressed interest in starting pitchers Brandon McCarthy and Shaun Marcum, according to The Chicago Sun-Times.
McCarthy, who underwent surgery back in September after being struck in the head by a line drive, recorded eight wins for the Athletics last season with a 3.24 ERA, a career high.
Marcum started 21 games for the Milwaukee Brewers last year after missing time with elbow concerns. Over his career with the Brewers and Blue Jays, he has recorded 57 wins and a 3.76 ERA.
Last year, the Cubs starters had a 4.52 ERA and only have Matt Garza and Jeff Samardzija scheduled in the 2013 rotation.