According to multiple reports, the Cubs have traded Scott Feldman and Steve Clevenger to the Baltimore Orioles for RHP Jake Arrieta, RHP Pedro Strop and international bonus pool money.
According to a report from Jesse Sanchez, the Cubs received $388,100 in international slot money from the Orioles in the deal for Feldman and Clevenger.
Scott Feldman put together a good season for the Cubs and the front office turned him into two controllable pitchers with upside that have underperformed.
The Cubs’ 40-man roster currently stands at 40 players with the four roster moves that were made on Tuesday.
Scott Feldman was scheduled to start the opener in Oakland on Tuesday night. The Cubs are expected to recall Chris Rusin from Triple-A Iowa to fill in for Feldman for at least one start.
Updated 12:53pm CDT – The Cubs have confirmed the trade, it is official. Chris Rusin will start in Oakland on Tuesday night.
Updated 1:04pm CDT – Jake Arrieta will report to Triple-A Iowa this week and Pedro Strop will be added to the active 25-man roster this week.
Jake Arrieta was 1-2 in five starts with the Orioles this season with a 7.23 ERA and a 1.78 WHIP (23 strikeouts and 17 walks). Pedro Strop was 0-3 in 29 games out of the Orioles’ pen with a 7.25 ERA and a 1.70 WHIP.
The Cubs have not confirmed the reports but Steve Clevenger’s agent has confirmed that his client has been traded to Baltimore. The Cubs have not announced a starter for Tuesday night’s opener in Oakland.