Sources: Cubs, Rockies close to deal

Updated: December 31, 2008, 9:18 AM ET
ESPN.com news services

Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Jason Marquis is close to getting a new major league home.

Sources tell ESPN that the Cubs and the Rockies are close to finalizing a trade that would send the right-handed Marquis to Colorado for right-handed reliever Luis Vizcaino.

The 30-year-old Marquis was 11-9 for Chicago last season, with a 4.53 ERA in 167 innings. In his nine-year career he has a 79-70 record in stops including Atlanta, St. Louis and Chicago.

Vizcaino, 34, struggled in his ...

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