Chicago Cubs second baseman Ryan Theriot told his friends yesterday that he expected to be traded by the Cubs today, according to Gordon Wittenmyer.

Theriot, who is making $2.6 million this year, is under team control through 2011, but given his salary and lack of correlative performance, he’s a non-tender candidate. Don’t expect the Cubs to get a great return if, in fact, they deal Theriot – of course, Ken Rosenthal has mentioned Theriot somehow netting Kelly Johnson, so I guess you never know.

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