According to multiple reports, the Cubs and Reds deal for Travis Wood and Sean Marshall is official. The Cubs also acquired outfielder Dave Sappelt and 19-year old infielder Ronald Torreyes in the deal … Baseball America ranked both Sappelt and Torreyes among the top 25 prospects in the Reds’ system prior to last season.
With the addition of Travis Wood and Dave Sappelt and the subtraction of Sean Marshall, the Cubs’ 40-man roster will stand at 39 players once the deals for Reed Johnson and Manny Corpas are made official.
Dave Sappelt (24-years old, right handed outfielder) made his big league debut against the Cubs at Wrigley on August 7, 2011. In 38 games with the Reds last season, Sappelt put together a .243/.289/.318/.607 line with eight doubles. Sappelt compiled a .313/.377/.458/.834 line in 74 games at the Triple-A level last season that includes 16 doubles, three triples and seven home runs.
Dave Sappelt is projected as a fourth outfielder and was added to the Cubs’ 40-man roster.
Ronald Torreyes, the 19-year old infielder (September 2, 1992) is listed as 5-foot-9 and 140 pounds … but he can hit.
In 67 games in A-ball last season, Torreyes put together a .356/.398/.457/.855 line with nine doubles, five triples and three home runs. Torreyes will slip into the top 15 of most Cubs’ prospects list … and could even break the top 10.
Travis Wood (July 1, 2010) and Dave Sappelt (August 7, 2011) made their big league debuts at Wrigley Field against the Cubs.
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