From the Wire … Cubs Receive RHP Ivan Pineyro from Nationals for Scott Hairston

According to multiple reports, the Cubs and Nationals have finalized the trade for Scott Hairston and will receive 21-year old RHP Ivan Pineyro from the Nationals. The Cubs will included less than $500,000 of Hairston’s 2014 salary of $2.5 million in the deal according to Jon Heyman.

Updated 9:21am CDT – The Cubs have announced the deal, it is official. The Cubs sent Scott Hairston, cash and a PTBNL to the Washington Nationals for RHP Ivan Pineyro and a PTBNL.

According to multiple reports, the Cubs received RHP Ivan Pineyro. Pineyro reportedly throws in the low-90s (90-94 mph) with a solid change. Pineyro has pitched at two different levels in the Nationals system (Low-A and High-A) and went 6-3 in 15 starts with a 3.24 ERA and a 1.16 WHIP (72 strikeouts, 22 walks in 77 2/3 innings).

Ivan Pineyro will report to High-A Daytona.

Ivan Pineyro’s Page on Baseball-Reference

According to Bruce Miles, the Cubs could call-up Brooks Raley to fill Hairston’s spot on the active roster for now. The Cubs’ pen threw seven innings on Sunday and would be short one arm for Monday’s game with Matt Guerrier pitching four innings in two days.

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  • Tony_Hall

    It looks like Brooks Raley is being called up to fill the roster spot and I would assume pitch out of the pen.

    • http://chicagocubsonline.com/ Neil

      Raley is being recalled for the pen. According to the Trib, they are trying to determine if Junior Lake should be called up or if that would hurt his development.

      • Brp921

        If they bring Lake up I hope they play him regularly.

      • paulcatanese

        I was thinking about that one Neil, and would be the opposite of Hairston, Hairston hits the HR and is traded, Lake hits a HR and is brought up, perfect sense.
        And Lake can play infield also, as they mentioned they (Cubs) are short in infield backups.
        Don’t know Lake that well, but seems he is well thought of , so that would be nice, one of the first out of the system
        under Epstein that wasn’t a pitcher.

        • 07GreyDigger

          That’s a great point about Lake. His versatility and right handed-ness is something this team needs. I know that Valbuena has filled in well, but I can’t see him getting more at-bats than Lake, this may spell the end of Cody Ransom who has played twice since June 25th.

    • 07GreyDigger

      Does Brooks Raley have a future outside of the pen? He sounds like our future LOOGY.

      • Tony_Hall

        Actually he is considered the better SP prospect over Rusin. But both have better chances of sticking in the majors as bullpen arms.

        • 07GreyDigger

          Interesting. Although I think either probably don’t have very high ceilings as SPs in this league anyway, they’re just the closest on the depth chart.

  • http://theboardridersuite.wordpress.com/ Theboardrider

    This sounds like a decent prospect. For a guy that we weren’t using and wasn’t in the long term plans I’d say this was a solid return.

    Tom or anyone else that knows the minors better have thoughts?

    • DWalker

      this FO has an amazing knack for getting interesting, if long term, prospects back for discard players. Gotta love it. I don’t know anything about Pineyro, but he at least looks like he has potential. The swap of PTBNL’s is always interesting.

      • http://theboardridersuite.wordpress.com/ Theboardrider

        Just keep on getting more and more prospects. It’s a numbers game at that level…

  • 07GreyDigger

    As I said in another thread, the fact they got ANYTHING for Hairston is impressive. Though I assume that Rizzo called them asking for Hairston and they were like, “huh? Oh! Sure, sure.”

  • http://chicagocubsonline.com/ Neil

    The Cubs received a PTBNL in the deal for Hairston and sent
    a PTBNL to the Nationals … have updated the report.

  • cc002600

    Tom U,

    Where do you think they will put Bryant after they sign him ? Boise ? Kane County ? Daytona ?

    • Tom U

      Sorry cc, very limited in how I can respond now. Bryant stays a while in the AZL then moves to Daytona

      • cc002600

        Thanks !!!

  • jiba11

    Solid deal for the Cubs. Although I would have liked to see some International money included.

    I don’t like the idea of not being able to offer international prospects more than 500K next year.

    • calicub

      If they go after the two that turn 16 in August, it might be limited to $250k. But if they are able to add hose guys, in addition to the ones they have now, I say it’d be worth it

      • DWalker

        they are now linked to at LEAST 3 more. at this point, I think they plan to run the system and make the big splash this year and trade off some of the money next year they can’t use. Its a big move, but if they can get the top 4 guys this year plus others, thats a big deal for only sacrificing next years draft which is supposidly weaker. thats basicly four drafts in one year.

        • Vivid_Reality

          Gaming the international draft this year plus trading the slot money away next year already makes me feel dirty. Granted we won’t see the results for several years but it makes me feel like the fo might be planning on trading away some talent for a mlb piece when the team is ready.

          • paulcatanese

            I wish I had a clue as to what or who may be going or staying, but one thing for sure, one has to tune into the CCO to find out.
            The FO plays it pretty close to the vest, I would say they cleaned up the Dempster fiasco
            from last year on leaks.
            Trading away some talent from the system always is hard to swallow, but in retrospect they don’t have to much at the MLB level to bring back much.
            Since following the Minors has become a way of life now, it will sting to see some of them traded off.

          • http://theboardridersuite.wordpress.com/ Theboardrider

            I think you are right. I believe they are going to wait until Castro can max his value (if ever) and deal him for some top pitching prospects. And at this time I don’t have a problem with the tactic. We’re still a couple years away and Castro has a favorable contract. He could bring back a couple top 10 prospects when he gets hot.

        • http://theboardridersuite.wordpress.com/ Theboardrider

          That’s an interesting thought on trading next year’s money D. Makes sense…

  • triple

    This appears to be a good trade. After Raley fills in for the weakened bullpen, it will be interesting to see who gets sent up. Boardrider makes a good point that if its Lake, he better be playing every day, and I suspect that Valbuena is playing solid enough defense and not doing too bad with the bat that the cubs may delay Lake in favor of more AAA at bats. I wouldn’t be surprised if Vitters or Jackson get another shot first as the FO won’t want to start another players major league clock or risk hurting their confidence if they don’t perform as desired.

    • daverj

      I don’t think Lake needs to play everyday in order for a call-up to make sense. I’d like to see him start in rightfield against lefties and then get another start or 2 per week at third base.

      • triple

        That seams very reasonable. If he does get called up, Sveum really does need to put him in a position to succeed. Hopefully he would prove that he has staying power.

    • redlarczykg

      Lake has a cannon for an arm and has played in RF. As far as confidence, Jackson had so much confidence that he “had” a swagger to his walk. Sveum said a year ago, that Jackson was the best looking prospect he ever saw. It’s sad that it doesn’t look like he can hit, despite his “new” swing the manger gave him last fall.

      • 07GreyDigger

        That and he’s been hurt. Can’t really hit when you’re not playing.

        • redlarczykg

          Brett has had 215 ABs in 2013

          • triple

            Yes, but with a .223/.300/.367 slash line. Swagger is a physical trait, and really doesn’t mean much to anyone if your results don’t back it up. I guarantee that his confidence level is very low right now.

            I’m not happy about it either, but that’s why I’m hesitant to say Junior Lake should get an opportunity this early, especially with only 138 PA over 33 games in AAA. Now if he can continue his .315/.362/.504 clip through mid August, then I’d say get him up here and let him play every day (3B and RF) to close out the season.

  • http://chicagocubsonline.com/ Neil

    Matt Loosen just threw a no-hitter for the D-Cubs

    • http://theboardridersuite.wordpress.com/ Theboardrider

      That’s awesome news! Sorry, but I don’t know much about Loosen. Is he a top pitching prospect or a flash in the pan? What’s his projection?

      His name is similar to Mat Latos so he has that going for him.

  • daverj

    Does anyone know what happens to a team’s unspent International money allocations? Does it go away?

    • Vivid_Reality

      As far as I know I goes up until the following July 2nd deadline and then every team gets reset for the next years allotted pools.

  • Bredstik

    According to CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman, the Cubs have engaged in long-term contract talks with Matt Garza.

    • cubtex

      That would be the best thing to do! I

    • cubtex

      I’ve got to imagine that if they are pushing Garza to sign an extension before the trade deadline that there has to be a partial no trade clause attached. I can’t see him risking the chance that he signs for 3 or 4 years(increasing his trade value) and then the Cubs trade him to someplace he doesn’t want to be for the next 4 years. He is months away from free agency where he could control his own destiny.

    • SomeGuy27

      I think this is actually a “good” leak and a possible negotiating ploy.

      Teams interested might have to sweeten the pot now if they think an extension may happen because not only to they have to compete against each other but also the against the Cubs offering a contract.

    • JasonOfTheBurbs

      sports talk radio is panning this as just a tactic to pressure interested teams into upping their offers for Garza.
      I would like it to be true…as he is our best pitcher, and eliminates a need (if he can stay healthy) and he is still fairly young.
      On the radio they mention he might not be the greatest clubhouse guy…not sure how much there is to that. Zambrano gave us 4-5 great years before going insane…I would take that kind of production from Garza in a heartbeat!

      • calicub

        I have to ask those radio personalities if they’d ever watched a Cubs game! He’s sitting at the railing right behind the on deck circle every game yelling and cheering like no one else.

      • daverj

        I don’t think it is merely a ploy. I see it as a signal as the trade options are not great right now so the Cubs are pursuing another option (extension) that would add value to the team.

        I would expect that the Cubs are going to move forward on both the extension and trade fronts and will go with the best option.

        • 07GreyDigger

          That’s a good point as well, but I got to think they’re going to trade him especially when he has a ton of interest with the lack of quality SP’s available.

  • mike1040

    Hmmmm, I don’t know, I worry about Garza’s health. I hold my breath every time he pitches. I say they should trade him for a bundle while they still can. Granted, he is a great pitcher, but his injury track record sucks.As long as we’re tanking this year (again) anyhow, give one of the kids a chance.