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.
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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