CHICAGO– The Cubs revealed Monday they reacquired Washington Nationals 3rd baseman Jeimer Candelario, virtually 6 years to the day they traded him to the Detroit Tigers.
In return, the Cubs are sending out potential customers Kevin Made and also DJ Herz back to the Nationals.
Candelario, 29, has 16 crowning achievement and also an.823 OPS for Washington this period. The crowning achievement are simply 3 reluctant of his occupation high embed in 2018. For the year, he’s striking.258 with a. 342 on-base portion, showing up in 96 video games at 3rd base and also 2 even more as the Nationals marked player.
The switch-hitting, eight-year professional can fill up both functions for the Cubs as they have actually blended and also matched at 3rd and also marked player all period. Patrick Knowledge had a warm beginning to the springtime yet cooled down and also is striking just.195 while Nick Madrigal is a modified 2nd baseman, though he’s played well in other words jobs at 3rd this period.
Candelario will certainly play some initial base and also is anticipated to make his Cubs launching on Tuesday versus the Cincinnati Reds.
Cubs marked players have actually put together a. 229 batting standard and also.698 OPS this period.
The Nationals come back Single-A shortstop Made and also Double-A bottle Herz, both of whom were top-20 potential customers in the Cubs system.
Chicago transformed training course over the recently, ending up being a group that would certainly include ability after winning 8 straight video games and also pressing over the.500 mark for the very first time considering that very early Might. As opposed to deducting pending freelances, they’re including them, consisting of Candelario. The group is likewise looking for bullpen arms prior to Tuesday’s profession target date.
Candelario go back to the Cubs company after he was authorized by Chicago as a non-drafted freelance in October 2010, making his big league launching in 5 video games with Chicago in 2016. He was traded to Detroit with infielder Isaac Paredes in an offer for catcher Alex Avila and also bottle Justin Wilson at the 2017 profession target date.
Later On Monday, the Kansas City Royals traded right-handed bottle Jose Cuas to the Cubs for outfielder Nelson Velazquez.
Cuas, 29, was 1-3 this period for Kansas City, with 4 holds and also 2 blown conserves. He made 45 looks, and also all yet one appeared of the bullpen.
Velazquez, 24, that got on Chicago’s 40-man lineup, was optioned to Triple-A Omaha. He struck.241 with 3 crowning achievement and also 6 RBIs this period for the Cubs.