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Chicago could add a decent prospect by trading Alfonso Soriano.
Alfonso Soriano still wants to stay.
The Chicago Cubs were ready to move the veteran left fielder prior to the 2012 non-waiver trade deadline. But as a player with at least 10 years of MLB service time and five with his current team, Soriano had the final say.
Six months later, he's still in the Windy City and committed to the Cubs.
He tells Bruce Levine of ESPNChicago.com that the 2013 team has "a chance to win more games and try to make the playoffs."
Cubs briefly discussed Justin Upton trade.
Talks didn't last long, sources inform Levine.
The Arizona Diamondbacks inquired about Starlin Castro. The shortstop turns 23 in March and signed an extension last year that puts him under team control through the end of the decade.
Chicago's front office reportedly turned the D-Backs away at that point.
A deal between these teams already seemed unlikely.
Upton has the Cubs on a no-trade list, which gives him the power to veto any tentative agreement. Earlier this month, he declined a move to the Seattle Mariners.