One of the more frustrating moments of the Cubs' late-season slide occurred when Joakim Soria struck out Javier Baez with the tying and go-ahead runs on base to end a sixth-inning rally and help the Brewers secure a 3-1 win for the National League Central title on Oct. 1.
But the Cubs have taken note of Soria's strikeout and his experience to inquire about his availability, according to a source.
Soria, 34, had a 3.12 ERA in 66 games with the White Sox and Brewers last season. He earned 16 saves – all with the Sox – before handling mid- to late-inning duties with the Brewers following a July 26 trade.
Soria has 220 career saves to go with a 2.88 ERA in 11 seasons with six teams.
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