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From the Wire....Milton Bradley Agrees to Terms with the Chicago Cubs

Neil FinnellCorrespondent IJanuary 5, 2009

According to reports on XM Radio and from Bruce Levine on ESPN 1000, the Cubs have agreed to a 3-year deal with Milton Bradley worth $30 million dollars.

Updated - 3:36 PM CST - XM Radio is reporting the deal could be worth as much as $36 million....check back for updates.

Updated - 5:09 PM CST - With Additional Information from Ken Rosenthal and the Sun-Times. Both reports indicated the deal is pending a physical that will take place this week and Rosenthal reported the two sides "have to work through language issues."

ESPN.com is reporting the agreement is pending a physical.

Updated - 3:36 PM CST - XM Radio is reporting the deal could be worth as much as $36 million....check back for updates.

Update 5:09 PM CST - XM Radio is the only source reporting the deal could be worth as much as $36 million over three years. Ken Rosenthal reported the deal for Bradley is worth $30 million while the Sun-Times stated the "deal is comparable to the three-year, $30 million deal Raul Ibanez signed with the Philadelphia Phillies."

The Sun-Times also reported that the Jason Marquis trade to the Rockies is expected to "be announced as soon as Tuesday."

According to Ken Rosenthal, the Cubs are expected to play Milton Bradley in right field with Kosuke Fukudome occasionally spelling him with Fukudome and Reed Johnson splitting time in centerfield.

Rosenthal's report is inline with Bruce Levine stating on Saturday that the Cubs would use late inning defensive replacements in center and in right field.

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