Cubs pull off last-second trade for Tigers outfielder
|Wednesday, July 31, 2019, 4:22 PM- -|
Theo Epstein making moves.
The Chicago Cubs have made a last-second trade with the Detroit Tigers to get outfielder Nick Castellanos. Reportedly, they had to give up two pitching prospects Paul Richan and Alex Lange.
The 27-year-old Castellanos is currently batting .280 with 11 home runs and 35 RBI in his seventh season in the big leagues. He is hitting .347 with a 1.026 OPS against lefties this season.
He has spent his entire MLB career with the Tigers.
Castellanos is making $9.95 million this season and will become a free agent this offseason.
Regardless of how the season ends up, Epstein and co. didn't go down without a fight as they have made several moves before the deadline.
Castellanos with a .790 OPS. Has a .357 OBP batting second this season. Could easily fit at top of Cubs lineup— Jesse Rogers (@ESPNChiCubs) July 31, 2019
So in terms of holes to fill — whether you like the names or not — Cubs addressed all of them, RHP, LHP, bench bat and top of order bat as well. Now they just have to perform— Jesse Rogers (@ESPNChiCubs) July 31, 2019
Nicholas Castellanos last 162 games:— Christopher Kamka (@ckamka) July 31, 2019
.279/.335/.467, 91 runs, 54 doubles, 5 triples, 19 HR#Cubs