According to multiple reports, the Cubs traded Kevin Hart, Jose Ascanio and minor league infielder Josh Harrison to the Pittsburgh Pirates on Thursday afternoon for John Grabow and Tom Gorzelanny.
Kevin Hart picked up his third win of the year for the Cubs then was shipped to the Pirates. The Cubs acquired Hart in the Freddie Bynum trade with the Orioles in 2006 … Hart was the PTBNL.
Updated – 5:18pm C.T. – According to a report from the Sun-Times, John Grabow will be added to the Cubs 25-man roster on Friday and join the team in Florida. Tom Gorzelanny will report to Triple-A Iowa.
Gorzelanny must figure into the Cubs’ plans while Ted Lilly is on the DL. Sean Marshall could return to the rotation but he is not stretched out enough to start right now. While Kevin Hart struggled with throwing strikes, this move is confusing.