Cubs trade Duane Underwood for first baseman


by -
Underwood was traded for a young prospect (Patrick Gorski - USA Today Sports)
Underwood was traded for a young prospect (Patrick Gorski - USA Today Sports)

MESA – The Chicago Cubs today acquired minor league first baseman Shendrik Apostel from the Pittsburgh Pirates for right-handed pitcher Duane Underwood Jr.

Apostel, 20, was signed by the Pirates out of Curaçao in July of 2017 and has played 68 games in the Dominican Summer League spanning the 2018-19 campaigns. The six-foot five-inch right-handed hitter batted .252 (55-for-218) with 13 doubles, 11 home runs and 45 RBI in the Pirates chain.

Apostel’s brother, Sherten, made his major league debut with Texas last season.

Underwood, 26, was designated for assignment on March 2. He was 1-1 with a 5.20 ERA (21 ER/36.1 IP) in 30 games (one start) for Chicago in all or part of three seasons from 2018-20.

Comment on this story
Print   
WATCH: Kyle Schwarber hits walkoff 463-foot home run
WATCH: Kyle Schwarber hits walkoff 463-foot home run
WATCH: "Big Rizz" goes yard again with leadoff bomb
WATCH: "Big Rizz" goes yard again with leadoff bomb
WATCH: David Bote hammers Cubs' fifth home run in beatdown of Braves
WATCH: David Bote hammers Cubs' fifth home run in beatdown of Braves
WATCH: Kris Bryant mashes his second, Cubs' sixth round-tripper of contest
WATCH: Kris Bryant mashes his second, Cubs' sixth round-tripper of contest
Post your comments!
Sign Up for E-Mail News Alerts
Features
Breaking
Daily Digest