Source: Cubs, Carlos Pena's agent talk
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In addition to Cubs general manager Jim Hendry, special assistant to the GM Greg Maddux also attended the meeting. Maddux was represented by Boras during his playing days.
In addition to their interest in Pena, another source said the Cubs also have talked in their meetings about Adam LaRoche and Lyle Overbay. Pena, LaRoche and Overbay are all left-handed hitting first basemen.
Pena batted .196 with the Tampa Bay Rays last season, with 28 homers and 84 RBIs. LaRoche hit .261 with 25 homers and 100 RBIs with the Arizona Diamondbacks and Overbay hit .243 with 20 homers and 67 RBIs for the Toronto Blue Jays.
According to another source, the Washington Nationals are interested in Pena as well.
Bruce Levine covers the Chicago Cubs for ESPNChicago.com and ESPN 1000.
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