Cubs acquire INF Daniel Murphy from the Nationals for minor league infielder Andruw Monasterio and a PTBNL or cash considerations
The Cubs made an addition to the roster on Tuesday. The Cubs acquired INF Daniel Murphy from the Washington Nationals for minor league infielder Andrew Monasterio and a player to be named later or cash.
With the addition of Murphy, who is expected to join the team on Wednesday in Detroit, the Cubs’ 40-man roster stands at 40 players.
The Nationals decided to waive the white flag on the season and traded Murphy to the Cubs. The defensively challenged Daniel Murphy is expected to hit near the top of the lineup. Where on the field is yet to be determined, but Kris Bryant said he will move to the outfield when he returns from the DL in order to give Murphy at bats.
Murphy dealt with injuries early in the season. He is batting .300/.341/.442 with nine doubles and six home runs for a .784 OPS in 56 games this year.
Murphy is on the final season of the three-year, $37.5 million contract he signed in January of 2016. Murphy is owed the remainder of his $17.5 million salary for this season, minus the $5.5 million deferred money that will be paid in January of 2019 ($2.5 million) and January of 2020 ($3 million).
The Cubs have not announced a corresponding roster move to add Murphy to the active roster.