Jae Kuk Ryu traded to the Tampa Bay Devil Rays for 2 prospects
Updated – 5:32pm – with Information on Andrew Lopez and Greg Reinhard
According to a report on Yahoo Sports.com, the Cubs traded right handed pitcher Jae Kuk Ryu to the Tampa Bay Devil Rays on Tuesday for a pair of minor leaguers….outfielder Andrew Lopez and right-handed pitcher Greg Reinhard.
With this move the Cubs 40-man roster now stands at 40…. Lopez, 20, played for Princeton (rookie league) in 2006 and Reinhard, 23, played for Southwest Michigan (rookie league) in 2006.
Will update when more information becomes available….
Update - The move according to a report on Cubs.com was that of a 40-man roster move as speculated earlier. Ryu has a nice upside and the Cubs did trade him for 2 lower level prospects that Tim Wilken drafted when he was with the Devil Rays in 2005.
Lopez was the 8th round pick of the Devil Rays in 2005. He hit .256 with a .356 OBP (.139 ISO) last season with Class-A Princeton. In his first 2 years in professional baseball he has played 90 games, all A-ball, with a career .374 OBP. Lopez is a right hander.
Reinhard was the 6th round pick of the Devil Rays in 2005. Last season he was 6-10 with a 4.50 ERA and a 1.38 WHIP. He struckout 134 in 142 innings but gave up the same amount of hits as innings pitched.
Neither prospect was listed on John Sickels Devil Rays Top Prospects of 2007.