The Cubs and Angels might be discussing a deal that would send first baseman Derrek Lee to Los Angeles, according to the Chicago Tribune.
The Angels have a need at first base after the potentially season-ending ankle injury suffered by Kendry Morales this past weekend.
The struggling Lee, who is hitting .323 with six homers and 23 RBIs this season, is in the final season of his contract.
The Angels also are rumored to have interest in Cubs outfielder/infielder Xavier Nady. In addition, the Chicago Tribune recently reported White Sox first baseman Paul Konerko also could be among the Angels’ targets. And the Los Angeles Times listed Diamondbacks first baseman Adam LaRoche, Astros first baseman Lance Berkman, Orioles infielder Ty Wigginton, Indians first baseman Russell Branyan and Nationals first baseman Adam Dunn as possible replacements for Morales.