It’s Official: Diamondbacks Send Montero To Cubs (Updates)
The Cubs make it official:
— Chicago Cubs (@Cubs) December 9, 2014
Here is how the story unfolded earlier in the day:
Bob Nightengale of USA Today says to expect the Diamondbacks to trade catcher Miguel Montero to the Cubs sooner than later:
Earlier reports mentioned A-level pitching prospects, with the Cubs assuming the rest of the $40 million remaining on Montero’s contract. Update (4:00 p.m.): Jon Morosi says the deal is agreed upon:
Update (4:05 p.m.): And here’s what the Cubs gave up:
Breaking:Cubs give up pitchers Jefferson Mejia and Zach Godley for AZ catcher Miguel Montero . Source confirmed — Bruce Levine (@MLBBruceLevine) December 9, 2014
Update (4:53 p.m.): Are the Cubs now getting ready to move their incumbent catcher?
Sources: Now that Miguel Montero is dealt, the next move for Chicago is to trade Welington Castillo. Had explored deals during Martin chase. — Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) December 9, 2014
We shall see.