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Updated: March 8, 2010, 4:58 PM ET
By Jason Catania, Charles Curtis and Doug Mittler | ESPN Insider

Chicago Cubs: Bullpen

Frasor drawing interest: In the wake of setup man Angel Guzman's season-ending shoulder injury,'s Jerry Crasnick checks in to report that the Cubs have inquired about the availability of Toronto's Jason Frasor. As we told you last week, Frasor is in a three-headed competition for the closer role, so the Blue Jays do have a surplus from which to trade -- and Frasor makes sense, given that he's eligible for free agency after the season.

If Chicago decides to stay in-house, the likely replacements for Guzman's setup services are Esmailin Caridad or Jeff Samardzija.

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