The Cubs are looking to add to their starting rotation and veteran free-agent Jose Contreras is an option. Bruce Levine of ESPN.com writes that "Contreras has been a part of Cubs talks with agent Jaime Torres." Chicago may not have lefty Ted Lilly at full strength for the beginning of the season and Contreras would provide the Cubs with some insurance. Lilly had shoulder surgery in November.
Cubs Talking With Jose Contreras