CHICAGO–Ken Rosenthal reports that the Cubs may be interested in a veteran centerfield stopgap until 21-year-old prospect Felix Pie is ready to take over the position.
Rosenthal says that the Cubs are pursuing Darrin Erstad and Steve Finley, and even suggests that Bernie Williams might be a good mentor for Pie. The combined age of those three during the 2007 season is 113, just two years shy of Emiliano Mercado del Toro.
Cubs G.M. Jim Hendry has already offered Del Toro a one-year, $1M deal.