Cubs trade All-Star closer Craig Kimbrel to White Sox


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Kimbrel was dominant in 2021 (Quinn Harris - USA Today Sports)
Kimbrel was dominant in 2021 (Quinn Harris - USA Today Sports)

A ton is happening a few hours before the trade deadline, including another crosstown deal.

Chicago Cubs closer Craig Kimbrel has been traded to the White Sox for second baseman Nick Madrigal and pitcher Code Heuer on Friday according to multiple reports.

Kimbrel has a team option for next season at $16 million, so he was obviously one of the most coveted trade targets in all of baseball.

For the season, Kimbrel was exceptional in 39 appearances with a sparkling 0.49 ERA, 0.70 WHIP, 64 strikeouts, and 23 saves. He held batters to a .106 average and .190 on-base percentage so far in 2021.

Best of luck to Kimbrel on the Southside of Chicago this season and possibly in 2022.

Madrigal hit .305 with two homers, 21 RBIs in 54 games before season-ending surgery in June.

Heuer had a 5.12 ERA in 40 appearances this season.

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