Cubs reportedly trade lefty pitcher to Rangers


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Mark J. Rebilas - USA Today Sports
Mark J. Rebilas - USA Today Sports

The trading season has begun for the North Siders.

The Chicago Cubs have traded lefty Triple-A pitcher Michael Roth to the Texas Rangers (Round Rock) in exchange for a player to be named later or cash according to multiple reports on Friday. He was at Triple-A Iowa for bullpen depth but it appears that the Cubs didn't really think he was a keeper obviously.

This is the second time that he will be in the Rangers organization. In the last three seasons, he has been a legit journeyman as he has been in the Indians, Giants, Rangers, Cubs, and Rays organizations.

In 2018 at Triple-A Iowa, the 28-year old had a 1-2 record with a 3.03 ERA, 23 strikeouts, and 1.42 WHIP in seven games (five starts). In the minors in 653 innings, he has 113 starts and 141 appearances with a decent 3.79 ERA.

For his major league career, he is 2-1 with an 8.50 ERA in 23 games including one career start.

Rother was drafted in the 9th round of the 2012 MLB Draft (South Carolina) by the Los Angeles Angels.

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