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MLB Trade Deadline: Detroit Tigers trade Wilson, Avila to Chicago Cubs

Tigers, Cubs complete deadline deal

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Duane Burleson/Getty Images

DETROIT – The Detroit Tigers have made another move before the MLB trade deadline.

The Tigers have traded pitcher Justin Wilson and catcher Alex Avila to the Chicago Cubs in exchange for third baseman Jeimer Candelario and minor-league shortstop/third baseman Isaac Paredes.

Also included in the deal is a player to be named later and cash, heading to Detroit.

The Tigers confirmed the deal on Monday morning. The MLB trade deadline is Monday afternoon.

Candelario, 23, is ranked the No. 96 prospect in baseball heading into the year by MLB.com. He's hitting .266/.361/.507 with 27 doubles, three triples and 12 homers in 81 games for Triple-A Iowa this season.

Paredes is an 18-year-old infielder who is considered far away from being major league ready.


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