Cubs pull off last-second deal for Nicholas Castellanos at trade deadline

The Chicago Cubs waited until the last possible second, but they got their man. The team managed to pull off a deal for Detroit Tigers outfielder Nicholas Castellanos.

In return, the Tigers will receive pitchers Alex Lange and Paul Richan, according to Craig Mish.

Lange, 23, has a 5.82 ERA over two minor-league levels. The 22-year-old Richan has a 3.97 ERA in 93 innings at High A.

The 27-year-old Castellanos is hitting .273/.328/.462, with 11 home runs. Castellanos is in the final year of his contract, and will be a free agent at the end of the season.

Nicholas Castellanos is going to the Cubs. (AP)


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