Cubs Trade Catcher Chris Gimenez to Twins for Catcher Bobby Wilson

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Cubs Trade Catcher Chris Gimenez to Twins for Catcher Bobby Wilson

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Are you a 35-year-old veteran back-up catcher who has recently played for the Twins? If so, there’s a good chance you were involved in a trade today.

Each year, competitive teams add a third catcher in September, and for the Cubs, it’s going to be Bobby Wilson, coming in at the expense of former Twins catcher Chris Gimenez, who just didn’t make it work as a back-up this year with the Cubs.

Wilson, like Gimenez, is a defensively-inclined catcher who has – intermittently and in a limited role – actually hit passably in the big leagues, albeit not recently. He’s a glove man, through and through. For September, that’s a good catcher to have on the roster. Why the Cubs opted to go with Wilson instead of just re-adding Gimenez is the kind of thing for which I’m sure they have their reasons, though I’m not sure we’ll be privy to them.

Wilson is currently on the disabled list with an ankle bruise, but can come off the DL early next week. He’s a pitcher’s catcher:



Author: Brett Taylor

Brett Taylor is the Editor and Lead Cubs Writer at Bleacher Nation, and you can find him on Twitter at @BleacherNation and @Brett_A_Taylor.