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Cubs Acquire Henry Rodriguez from Nats

The Cubs have acquired 26-year old Venezuelan flame-throwing RHRP Henry Rodriguez from the Washington Nationals for minor league RHP Ian Dickson.

Dickson was the Cubs 35th round draft pick out of Lafayette College in 2011, and was used as both a starter and a reliever at Kane County this season, posting an ugly 6.88 ERA and 1.50 WHIP in 35.1 IP and 11 Games (3 GS). He was a candidate to get demoted to Boise (and probably released post-2013) if he hadn't been traded. 

Rodriguez was Designated for Assignment by the Nats on June 4th to make room on their 40-man roster for LHP Ian Kroll, so they had until Friday (6/14) to either trade him, release him, or send him outright to the minors. However, because it takes two days to get a player through waivers, Washington really only had until 2 PM (EDT) Wednesday (today) to trade him. (He was NOT placed on waivers, otherwise he could not have been traded).

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  • Dodgers with 3 in the 8th, 5 in the 9th, and they win that game.

    Mornington Crescent 12 min 48 sec ago view
  • Yeah... that was some very athletic stuff from Willson in the 9th. Impressive.

    I think Chapman and Wood both need 2 days off -- rosters expand, bring 'em up!

    Cubs now 41-15 in August in the Maddon era. That'll do. That will effing do.

    billybucks 1 hour 18 min ago view
  • 31 pitches, 2 hits, 1 walk, and 3 wild pitches later...the cubs win by 1.

    contreras snagged some other potential wild pitches in this chapman appearance.

    22 wins in august. woo.

    crunch 1 hour 45 min ago view
  • ...too...much...drama...

    c'mon chapman.

    crunch 1 hour 51 min ago view
  • Down on the farm:

    "Dealin'" Cease with another good outing for Eugene. Last 4 outings: 16IP, 1ER 29K. But, 10BB. Throw strikes, kid.

    Candelario is killing it at Iowa after struggling at AA: .320/.406/.941 in 241AB. At age 22. Where the heck to put him next year?

    UPDATE: Candy goes 3-5 tonight. Now hitting .325. Also, Almora 4-5, which is nice to see.

    billybucks 2 hours 29 min ago view
  • jacos 2 hours 51 min ago view
  • Happ and Jiminez to play in the AFL. Baseball is the best.

    billybucks 3 hours 1 min ago view
  • You magnificent Bastardo!

    jacos 3 hours 24 min ago view
  • Difference is LaStella sucks, and Chapman doesn't

    /,I need

    jacos 4 hours 18 min ago view
  • My guy Addy

    jacos 4 hours 23 min ago view
  • \m/

    jacos 4 hours 31 min ago view
  • he's attempting a comeback (or he's just very bored) and playing indie ball in the atlantic league...short-lived-cub brad snyder is also on his team.

    very boring numbers for a guy with his experience in indie ball, though not bad numbers...probably not enough to get him a minor league deal at his age (33)

    crunch 4 hours 31 min ago view
  • there goes heyward's gold glove win. bench him and bring up matt murton.

    crunch 4 hours 36 min ago view
  • felt like 36 for sure....

    Rob G. 4 hours 39 min ago view
  • Didn't LaHair hit 36 before the All Star Break? Then none after.

    John Beasley 4 hours 40 min ago view
  • @CarrieMuskat 41s41 seconds ago Bryant is 1st #Cubs player to top 35 HRs since Aramis Ramirez hit 38 in 2006

    surprised me, thought Soriano may have or Rizzo...maybe LaHair or Schierholtz too :)

    Rob G. 4 hours 48 min ago view