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MLB roundup: Latest trade notes from around the league

The Cubs' chances to make the playoffs, according to Baseball Prospectus, stand at 98.2 percent. So they're not getting Aroldis Chapman to reach the postseason; they’d be doing it with the hope he would help them win a World Series, that he will be the guy on the mound who throws the last pitch in the last game, at Wrigley Field or some American League park.

Here's more on Gleyber Torres, the primary prospect that the Cubs would give up in the deal with the Yankees. The Cubs talks have reached a critical stage.

Yankees teammates are bracing for the anticipated exit of Chapman.

More trade stuff

1. The Marlins have been monitoring Jeremy Hellickson for weeks as a possible trade target, but the elbow injury to Wei-Yin Chen might compel them to move aggressively for the right-hander.

2. The Jays moved to dump Drew Storen.