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Friday, December 9th, 2016

CUBS TRADE OHMAN, INFANTE

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From Fox Sports:

The Braves, filling their need for a left-handed reliever, have acquired Will Ohman and infielder Omar Infante from the Cubs for Class AA reliever Jose Ascanio, according to major-league sources.

The deal, first reported by ESPN Radio in Chicago, creates payroll flexibility for the Cubs for other pursuits. Ohman is under contract for $1.6 million next season while Infante is projected to receive about $1.5 million in arbitration.

Ascanio is 22, and was 2-2 with a 2.54 ERA and 10 saves at Class AA Mississippi last season. He also pitched in 13 games for the Braves. He allowed only 1 HR in AA in 78 innings while striking out 71 batters.

I like this move. Ohman was bad and unwanted and I thought the acquisition of Infante was superfluous. And when Kerry Wood gets hurt on April 26th, they can bring up Ascanio!

  • http://thewaywardbus.wordpress.com Mike O’Donnell

    I agree. I just read the article, then checked to see if you had anything on it. You’re on it!

    I like the deal if Ascanio amounts to nothing. At least they don’t have to get stuck with Ohman.

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