Chicago Cubs Add Left Handed Reliever John Grabow to Bullpen

July 30, 2009 by  

The Chicago Cubs have traded pitcher Kevin Hart, Jose Ascanio, and third baseman Josh Harrison to the Pittsburgh Pirates for left handed reliever John Grabow and left handed AAA starter Tom Gorzelanny.

By completing this deal with the Pirates the Cubs add a much needed left handed reliever to their bullpen that only features lefty Sean Marshall. Grabow has pitched well for the Pirates this season with an ERA of 3.42 and 41 strikeouts in 47.2 innings pitched.

In Gorzelanny the Chicago Cubs recieve a depth starter for the minor leagues and has had success in the major leagues. In 2006 and 2007 Gorzelanny was good for the Pirates with an ERA of around 3.84 and a record of 16-15 for a bad Pirates team.

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