From the Wire … Cubs Send Aaron Kurcz as PTBNL to Red Sox in Theo Epstein Compensation

According to multiple reports, one-half of the PTBNL exchange between the Cubs and Red Sox for Theo Epstein has been completed.

The Cubs sent 21-year old right-handed pitcher Aaron Kurcz to the Red Sox as the player to be named later. The player the Cubs will receive in return from Boston has not been announced.

The Cubs selected Aaron Kurcz in the 11th round of the 2010 draft. Kurz was 5-4 in 32 games, 12 starts, for the Daytona Cubs last season with a 3.28 ERA and a 1.23 WHIP.

Aaron Kurcz’s Page on Baseball-Reference

The Cubs sent Chris Carpenter to the Red Sox on February 21 as the main piece of the compensation for Boston letting Theo Epstein out of his contract.

The player the Cubs will receive in return for Kurcz has not been announced.

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