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Saturday Rumors: Kubel, Pena, Lee, Willingham, Furbush

Saturday Rumors: Kubel, Pena, Lee, Willingham, Furbush

Kind of a slow pre-deadline day for the Pirates, although I don't think it's just them.  The relief market hasn't really opened up, and there's a lot of hold up on Ubaldo Jimenez.  Here's a few updates on some players the Pirates are looking at:

-Jon Paul Morosi mentions that he spoke to a source who downplayed the idea that Jason Kubel or Michael Cuddyer would be moved by the Minnesota Twins.  Seems kind of strange to hold on to the soon-to-be free agent Kubel when you're in fourth place, six games out, and with a losing record.

-Jon Heyman of SI says that the Cubs inquired on Carlos Pena, but sensed that the Cubs weren't motivated to move him.  Yesterday, Peter Gammons on the MLB Network said that the Cubs wanted to keep Pena, as they thought they had a chance to sign him in the of...

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