The Cubs have made their 1st of likely multiple trades at the deadline. Right-hander David Phelps from the Blue Jays has reportedly been traded to Chicago for Minor League pitcher, Thomas Hatch.
Breaking: According to a source, the Cubs are about to acquire RHP David Phelps from Toronto for minor league pitcher Thomas Hatch
— Jesse Rogers (@ESPNChiCubs) July 30, 2019
Phelps has only pitched in 17 games this season, coming off Tommy John surgery. He’s posted a 3.63 ERA in 17 1/3 innings. Phelps has a career 3.88 ERA and 1.31 WHIP.
This is Phelps’ 7th season in the majors. He’s been with the Yankees, Marlins, and Mariners before signing a deal with the Blue Jays in January. Phelps has a $1-million club option in 2020.
Hatch was the Cubs 3rd round pick in 2016.