Carlos Pena signed a one-year deal with the Tampa Bay Rays recently, and because he was classified as a Type-B free agent, the Chicago Cubs get a "sandwich" pick in the 2012 MLB draft as compensation. That means the Cubs have added a draft pick between the first and second rounds, and according to Baseball America's Jim Callis, that pick is currently No. 54.
Right now, it's pick No. 54. @rhickey66: What pick did #Cubs get for Pena? #mlbdraft— Jim Callis (@jimcallisBA) January 24, 2012
Related: MLB Free Agency 2012: Chicago Cubs To Receive Draft Pick Compensation For Carlos Peña
The Cubs have four picks in the top 68 of the 2012 draft, which could help Theo Epstein's rebuilding project get off to a solid start.
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