The Chicago Cubs have made it clear they're ready to wheel-and-deal, but it isn't starter Ryan Dempster who is headed out of town as of Monday night. Instead, the Cubs have traded catcher Geovany Soto to the Texas Rangers for 24-year old right-handed pitcher Jacob Brigham, according to a report.
Soto Soto is hitting just .195/.278/.345 this season with six homers and 14 RBI. The catcher enjoyed a breakout season in 2008 when he hit .285/.364/.504 with 23 homers and 86 RBI.
Brigham was drafted in the sixth round by the Rangers in the 2006 MLB Draft as a high school player out of Florida. He is 6-foot-3, 210 lbs.
Soto was seen hugging teammates during the Cubs' win over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Monday, prompting speculation that he had been traded.