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Aaron is in his second season in the Cubs organization after being acquired from Oakland for OF Chris Coghlan, February 25, 2016 ... spent all of last season on the major league disabled list with a hip contusion ... has appeared in 15 major league games with the Royals (2014-15) and Athletics (2015), making 10 starts...Has gone 3-5 with a 8.38 ERA (54 ER/58.0 IP) in 15 major league games, striking out 40 and walking 17...Has gone 44-33 with a 4.26 ERA (316 ER/667.1 IP) in 118 minor league games, including 112 starts, over six minor league campaigns ... has walked just 106 batters, while fanning 515...Was named Pitcher of the Year at Triple-A Omaha in 2014 and also earned PCL Postseason MVP honors after tossing a two-hit shutout to clinch the PCL title ... earned Northwest Arkansas Pitcher of the Year honors in 2013 and was a Pioneer League All-Star in 2011...Originally drafted by Kansas City in the ninth round of the 2011 Draft ... was traded to Oakland July 28, 2015 with P Sean Manaea for IF Ben Zobrist and cash...Attended Cal State San Bernardino where he was named California College Athletic Association Freshman of the Year in 2009 ... set the school's career record for innings pitched...Graduated from Cajon High School in San Bernardino, Calif. in 2008 ... set school records in home runs and career wins.

*Courtesy Cubs.com

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