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Hoyer: Cubs may be done dealing

CHICAGO -- General manager Jed Hoyer has had plenty of conversations with other teams in advance of Thursday's non-waiver Trade Deadline (3 p.m. CT) but said that the Cubs may not make another deal.

"It wouldn't surprise me if we made no moves," Hoyer said on Tuesday. "We're having a lot of conversations. It's still early. [Wednesday] is sort of moving day. I expect things will get more serious as we move into tomorrow. People have some reluctance on the last day.

"[Wednesday] evening is when a lot of people hone in on the deals they want to make," he said.

The Cubs made their blockbuster move on July 4, trading starters Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel to the Athletics for four players, including highly touted shortstop Addison Russell and outfielder Billy McKinney.

Other teams are still trying to find the right match.

"People try to find a dance partner on the 30th and 31st," Hoyer said. "As you get to [Wednesday] evening, people want to make deals, and they're more willing to pair up, and I expect that to be the same thing."

Manager Rick Renteria does not feel that his players are thinking too much about the deadline.

"There are things they can't control," Renteria said. "I don't sense they're too preoccupied with it now."

Carrie Muskat is a reporter for She writes a blog, Muskat Ramblings, and you can follow her on Twitter @CarrieMuskat.
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