Cubs acquire RHP Cotton from Athletics

Cubs acquire RHP Cotton from Athletics
By Reuters

23/11/2019 at 22:03Updated 23/11/2019 at 22:06

The Chicago Cubs acquired right-hander Jharel Cotton from the Oakland Athletics on Saturday for a reported $100,000 in cash considerations.

Cotton was designated for assignment by the Athletics on Wednesday.

The 27-year-old Cotton missed the 2018 season because of Tommy John surgery
and didn't pitch in the majors last season after returning to the mound in
May. He made four appearances for Class A-Stockton before being sidelined by a
hamstring injury, and he later returned to go 0-2 with a 7.71 ERA in 14
appearances (one start) for Triple-A Las Vegas.

Cotton made 29 starts for Oakland over two seasons (2016-17) and went 11-10
with a 4.95 ERA. He was a rotation member for the Athletics in 2017 when he
went 9-10 with a 5.58 ERA in 24 starts.

Oakland acquired Cotton in the July 2016 five-player deal at the trade
deadline that sent outfielder Josh Reddick and left-hander Rich Hill to the
Los Angeles Dodgers.

--Field Level Media

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