From the Wire … Cubs Receive Jair Bogaerts from Red Sox to Complete Compensation Deal for Theo Epstein

According to multiple reports, the Theo Epstein compensation issue is finally complete. The Cubs acquired 19-year old first base prospect Jair Bogaerts from the Red Sox as the PTBNL in the deal with Boston.

The Red Sox have already received right-handed pitchers Chris Carpenter and Aaron Kurcz from the Cubs as their part of the compensation for Theo Epstein.

Jair Bogaerts, the 19-year old first baseman, played in 47 games in the Dominican Summer League last season and put together a .288/.387/.404 line with two doubles and two home runs.

Jair Bogaerts’ Page on Baseball-Reference

The Cubs and Padres have not settled on the compensation for Jed Hoyer and Jason McLeod, that announcement is expected soon.

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  • cubtex

    They have a ton of first base prospect now in the minors. From Rizzo, Bour,Vogelbach,Gretzky,Ridling…and more. Maybe the Padres might get Bour or Ridling as compensation?

    • daverj

      The way our prospects have panned out historically, we need as many prospects as we can get! 

    • Ripsnorter1

      Nah. The way I’ve got it figured, is that Jed will ship our top pitching prospect to SD for himself, and keep all the 1B prospects he can.

      Trey McNutt: meet CA sunshine.

  • Anthony