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Cubs GM seeking lefty hitters

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06:47 AM ET 10.22 | One of Jim Hendry's off-season priorities is to find more left-handed hitting, though the Cubs' general manager cautions it's not as easy as it sounds. The Cubs finished second in the National League with a .274 average against right-handed pitchers, but their predominantly right-handed-hitting lineup was shut down in the postseason for two straight years. Left-handed hitters and switch-hitters who could be available include free agents Bobby Abreu and Mark Teixeira along with Brian Roberts and Coco Crisp, who may be on the trading block again. Abreu and Teixeira will command lucrative long-term deals. The Cubs would have to trade Derrek Lee if they wanted to sign Teixeira, and Lee has a no-trade clause.

Chicago Tribune

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