According to a report from Bruce Levine, the Cubs have acquired Matt Garza and two minor league players from the Rays for Chris Archer, Hak-Ju Lee, Brandon Guyer, Robinson Chirinos and Sam Fuld.
Levine is reporting the two players coming from Tampa are a minor league outfielder and a minor league infielder.
Updated – 11:10am CT – According to Bruce Miles, the Cubs will receive Fernando Perez, a switch-hitting outfielder in the deal.
Updated – 2:28pm CT – According to a report from ESPN 1000, the third player from the Rays in the deal will be a PTBNL (player to be named later). The deal is not official but agreed upon. The eight player trade is still pending physicals.
The Cubs three of their top 10 prospects according to Baseball America … Chris Archer (1), Hak-Ju Lee (4) and Brandon Guyer (10). The Cubs also created three spots on their 40-man roster. With the addition of Garza and the subtraction of Archer, Guyer, Fuld and Chirinos, the Cubs 40-man roster now stands at 37 players.
Archer was the Cubs Minor League Pitcher of the Year … and Guyer was the Cubs Minor League Position Player of the Year.
Stay Tuned … will update when more information becomes available.
Updated – 11:10am CT – According to Bruce Miles, the Cubs will receive Fernando Perez, a switch-hitting outfielder in the deal. Perez, 27 (April 23, 1983), was the Rays seventh round pick in the 2004 draft.
If Perez is in the deal, he would be added to the Cubs 40-man roster (currently on Rays 40-man roster). With the addition of Garza and Perez, Cubs big league roster would stand at 38 players.