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Sources: Cubs, Rockies agree to trade

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06:45 AM ET 12.31 | The Rockies and Cubs have agreed in principle on a trade that would send Luis Vizcaino to Chicago for starter Jason Marquis, according to multiple baseball sources. The deal, first reported by ESPN, likely won't become official until next week when the players involved can take physicals. The Rockies made the math work to get a starter they have coveted for a month, while removing a setup reliever who asked to be dealt at season's end after expressing unhappiness with his role. The Rockies will trade the $4 million remaining on Vizcaino's contract for the $9.875 million left on Marquis' pact. The Cubs are expected to eat around $1 million on Marquis' contract, leaving the Rockies to pay approximately $5 million for one season with the 30-year-old right-hander. Chicago, meanwhile, still nets a $5 million savings.

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