Jay Biggerstaff - USA Today Sports
Jay Biggerstaff - USA Today Sports

Cubs pull off last-second trade for Tigers outfielder


by - Senior Editor -

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.

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