Chicago Cubs Trade Tom Gorzelanny To the Nationals for Three Prospects

January 18, 2011 by  

The Cubs created a surplus of qualified starting pitchers when they acquired Matt Garza from the Tampa Bay Rays in an eight-player swap earlier this month. Tom Gorzelanny ended up being the odd man out of the Cubs' rotation and was traded to the Washington Nationals, a team that has been in search of pitching depth for much of the offseason. In return the Cubs acquired three prospects, two of whom are pitchers while the other is an outfielder.

The trade brings clarity to a Cubs rotation that will now feature Matt Garza, Carlos Zambrano, Ryan Dempster, Carlos Silva and Randy Wells. The departure of Gorzelanny means that the rotation ...

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