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.

  • Jeff

    I read the Cubs turned down the Kelly Johnson deal. Maybe they are holding on to him to move along with Ted Lilly because they seem to like what the Dodgers are offering.

  • Ace

    I just read that as well. The proposal was Theriot and James Russell for Johnson. Interesting.