The Cubs traded Starlin Castro to the Yankees for RHP Adam Warren and a PTBNL.
The Cubs have received RHP Adam Warren and a player to be named later from the Yankees for Starlin Castro. The Cubs did not include any money in the deal.
According to Jon Heyman and Bob Nightengale, INF Brendan Ryan is the second player in the deal going to the Cubs.
Once the Cubs agreed to terms with Ben Zobrist, the Cubs moved Castro to the Yankees to create a spot for Zobrist and free up payroll. Castro is owed $38 million over the next four seasons.
The Cubs were connected to RHP Adam Warren last summer as the front office searched for pitching.
The 28-year old can start or pitch out of the pen. Warren was 7-7 in 43 games, 17 starts, for the Yankees last season with a 3.29 ERA and 1.16 WHIP. Warren allowed 51 runs, 48 earned, on 114 hits with 39 walks and 104 strikeouts in 131 1/3 innings. Warren is arbitration eligible for the first time and has three years of club control before he’s eligible for free agency after the 2018 season.
Brendan Ryan is an excellent fielder that can play shortstop, second base and third base. Ryan is under contract for the 2016 season. Ryan is owed $1 million on the final season of a three-year, $5 million contract.
Ryan played in 47 games for the Yankees this past season and batted .229/.275/.333 with six doubles, two triples and no home runs for a .608 OPS.