The Chicago Cubs are hungry for pitching, but aren’t willing to lose a draft pick over that hunger.

That’s the word from CSN Chicago who says the Cubs don’t have any interest in signing free agent pitchers Ervin Santana or Ubaldo Jimenez due to their ‘restricted’ status.

Both Santana and Jimenez were offered qualifying deals from their respective teams when free agency broke, forcing any signing team to forfeit a first round pick. Understandably, that’s not something the Cubs are interested in doing:

In terms of a Plan B, a major-league source said the Cubs are not planning to go after Santana or Jimenez, two pitchers who would require draft-pick compensation. The Cubs already have their No. 4 overall pick protected, and it’s not just about preserving 2014 bonus-pool money.