Detroit Tigers trade rumors: Nicholas Castellanos traded to Chicago Cubs
Trade announced just ahead of 4 p.m. deadline
DETROIT – The Detroit Tigers have reportedly traded outfielder Nicholas Castellanos to the Chicago Cubs.
The trade was first reported by Ken Rosenthal, of The Athletic.
#Cubs get Nicholas Castellanos, source tells The Athletic.— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) July 31, 2019
The Tigers reportedly received two pitching rospects -- Paul Richan and Alex Lange -- in the deal.
Richan, 22, was the Cubs' No. 16 prospect. He owns a 1.23 WHIP and 3.97 ERA this season in High-A ball, with 86 strikeouts in 93 innings.
Lange, 23, was the Cubs' No. 23 prospect. he owns a 1.60 WHIP and 5.82 ERA with 79 strikeouts in 86.2 innings across High-A and Double-A this season.
Castellanos was the Tigers' best hitter this season, posting a .790 OPS with 11 home runs and a league-leading 37 doubles in 100 games.
He spent the first six and a half seasons of his career in Detroit after being the team's first-round pick in the 2010 draft.
Castellanos posted a career .783 OPS with 103 home runs and 208 doubles in 837 games.
He is set to become a free agent at the end of the season.
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