According to a report from ESPN Chicago, the Cubs traded Jake Fox , Aaron Miles and cash on Thursday to the Oakland A’s for three prospects.
Updated – 5:20pm C.S.T. – According to a report from Bruce Levine, Jake Fox and Aaron Miles were traded for middle reliever Jeff Gray and two minor leaguers. Gray pitched in five games for the A’s in 2008 and 24 in 2009. The Cubs sent cash to the A’s in the deal.
Updated – 5:35pm C.S.T. – According to a report from Cubs.com, the deal included pitcher Ronny Morla and infielder Matt Spencer.
Updated – 5:46pm C.S.T. – According to a report from the Sun-Times, the Cubs sent $1 million to the A’s along with Fox and Miles.
Jeff Gray was the 32nd round pick of the A’s in the 2004 draft. The right-hander turned 28 on November 19. Gray was 0-1 in 24 games in 2009 with a 3.76 ERA and a 1.29 WHIP (14 strikeouts and four walks in 26 1/3 innings.
Jeff Gray was added to the Cubs 40-man roster which now stands at 37.
Ronny Morla was signed as an undrafted free-agent by the Oakland A’s. The 21-year old right-hander (May 19, 1988) was 1-7 in low A-ball in 2009 with a 4.86 ERA and a 1.49 WHIP in 17 games, 12 starts. Morla struck out 73 and walked 24 in 63 innings
Matt Spencer was the third round pick of the Phillies in the 2007 draft and was acquired in the trade for Joe Blanton. Spencer is an outfielder and a first baseman. The lefty put together a .294/.347/.461/.808 line in 93 games at the Double-A level in 2009 with 29 doubles, three triples and nine home runs (26 walks and 75 strikeouts).