CHICAGO (AP) – The Chicago Cubs have acquired reliever Justin Wilson and catcher Alex Avila in a trade with the Detroit Tigers, bolstering their chance for another long playoff run.
The addition of Wilson gives manager Joe Maddon another late-inning option in front of All-Star closer Wade Davis. The World Series champions had been searching for backup catcher since they cut Miguel Montero a month ago, and Avila is having one of the best seasons of his career at the plate.READ MORE: Marie Tippit, Widow Of Dallas Officer Killed By Lee Harvey Oswald, Passes Away At 92
The Tigers received minor league infielders Jeimer Candelario and Isaac Paredes and a player to be named or cash consideration in Monday’s trade. The 23-year-old Candelario was considered one of Chicago’s top prospects, but he was blocked at the major league level by NL MVP Kris Bryant and first baseman Anthony Rizzo.READ MORE: ERCOT CEO Bill Magness Voted Out By Board Of Directors
The major league non-waiver trade deadline is Monday at 4 p.m. EDT.MORE NEWS: The 12 COVID Tax Changes You Need To Know Before Filing This Year
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