MLB Trade Rumors: Cubs To Target Rockies' All-Star?

As the MLB trade deadline looms closer in the coming months, the Chicago Cubs are actively seeking to address their offensive woes, particularly at the catcher position where Miguel Amaya and Yan Gomes have struggled significantly.

Combined, the duo has posted a meager .172 batting average, ranking them 29th in the majors. This shortfall has put the spotlight on potential upgrades, and Elias Diaz of the Colorado Rockies is reportedly drawing trade interest, as noted by insider Bob Nightengale, and has also emerged as a prime target for the Cubs, as noted by Zachary Rotman of Fansided.

Diaz is enjoying a standout season, boasting a .303 batting average, four home runs, 23 RBIs, and an .784 OPS.

His ability to perform well both at home and on the road—he maintains a .297 average and .774 OPS in away games—makes him especially attractive.

With his contract set to expire at the end of the season, Diaz represents a valuable yet potentially affordable option for the Cubs.

As the Rockies appear poised to sell, Diaz's strong performance and fit with Chicago's needs could prompt trade discussions soon, offering the Cubs a much-needed boost behind the plate.

The 33-year-old was an All-Star last season, posting a .267/.316/.409 triple-slash line, with 14 home runs, 72 RBIs, and 48 runs scored across 141 games played.
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