Chicago Cubs get OF Maybin, 2 lefty relievers in 3 trades

Chicago Cubs get OF Maybin, 2 lefty relievers in 3 tradesChicago Cubs get OF Maybin, 2 lefty relievers in 3 trades
Detroit Tigers’ Cameron Maybin scores on a Austin Romine double in the sixth inning of a baseball game against the Chicago Cubs in Detroit, Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2020. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Cubs acquired veteran outfielder Cameron Maybin and two left-handed relievers in three trades on Monday, adding some help for their pursuit of their first division title since 2017.” data-reactid=”23″>CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Cubs acquired veteran outfielder Cameron Maybin and two left-handed relievers in three trades on Monday, adding some help for their pursuit of their first division title since 2017.

The NL Central leaders sent minor league infielder Zack Short to Detroit for Maybin, who is batting .244 with a homer and two RBIs in 14 games this year. The Cubs got Chafin and a cash consideration from Arizona for a player to be named or cash. Osich was acquired in a deal with Boston for a player to be named or cash.

The addition of Maybin gives the Cubs a glut of outfielders on the roster. They also acquired infielder/outfielder Jose Martinez in a trade with Tampa Bay on Sunday, but he likely will get most of his playing time at designated hitter.

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="The Cubs also have lefties Kyle Ryan and Jose Quintana in their bullpen, but Quintana could return to the rotation after Tyler Chatwood left Sunday’s 10-1 victory at Cincinnati with right elbow discomfort.” data-reactid=”30″>The Cubs also have lefties Kyle Ryan and Jose Quintana in their bullpen, but Quintana could return to the rotation after Tyler Chatwood left Sunday’s 10-1 victory at Cincinnati with right elbow discomfort.

Chafin has been sidelined by a left finger sprain, but he is expected to return soon. He recorded an 8.10 ERA over his first 11 appearances this year.

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="Osich, who turns 32 on Thursday, is 1-1 with a 5.74 ERA in 13 games this season. He played for the crosstown White Sox in 2019, going 4-0 with a 4.66 ERA in 57 appearances.” data-reactid=”32″>Osich, who turns 32 on Thursday, is 1-1 with a 5.74 ERA in 13 games this season. He played for the crosstown White Sox in 2019, going 4-0 with a 4.66 ERA in 57 appearances.

Chafin and Osich each do well against lefty batters. Chafin has limited lefties to a .230 batting average for his career. Osich’s number is .231.

Infielder Hernan Perez and outfielder Ian Miller were designated for assignment to make room on Chicago’s 40-man roster.

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