Cubs trade Scott Feldman to Orioles
The Chicago Cubs have traded pitcher Scott Feldman to the Baltimore Orioles on Tuesday.
According to MLB.com, the full trade is Feldman and catcher Steve Clevenger going to Baltimore for pitcher Jake Arrietta, Pedro Strop, and $338,100 in international signing slot bonuses.
Feldman is the major piece of the deal as he is 7-6 this season with a 3.46 earned run average for Chicago this year. He has pitched 9 seasons and holds a 46-50 record. His best season came in 2008 when he went 17-8 for the Texas Rangers.
According to CBS Sports, Jake Arrietta who is coming from Baltimore, was ranked in the top 100 prospects by Baseball America in 2009 and 2010. Arrietta struggled in Baltimore for his career as he had a 5.46 earned run average in 69 career games, in which 63 of them were starts. A change of scenery may be beneficial for Arrietta to turn around his career.
The Orioles looked to improve their starting rotation with the acquisition of Feldman.
“Feldman is a proven starter with postseason experience who should help stabilize our rotation for the second half,” Orioles general manager Dan Duquette said.