The Chicago Cubs just traded utility players Jake Fox and Aaron Miles (that’s pretty much the only way you would ever hear them listed with the same descriptor) to the Oakland A’s for a few youngsters: right-handed pitcher Jeff Gray (edit, Gray is a 28 year old reliever, so yeah, not so much on the young) and minor-leaguers Ronny Morla and Matt Spencer.
This is all per Bruce Levine.
The Cubs to eat $1 million of the $2.7 million owed to Miles this year – given that fact, and the inclusion of Fox, you’d have to believe the three guys netted aren’t complete garbage. Tentative impression? Pleased. The Cubs moved two guys who didn’t really have a spot on this year’s team, saved almost $2 million, and picked up a decent, cheap reliever, a possible future bench contributor, and a high upside youngster.
We’ll have a more informative/evaluative update on the deal a little later.