Cubs make deal for Athletics righty
The Cubs added potential starting-pitching depth Saturday, acquiring right-hander Jharel Cotton from the Athletics for cash consideration.
Cotton, 27, had an effective changeup before missing the 2018 season because of Tommy John surgery.
Cotton posted a 3.24 ERA in his final six outings for Triple-A Las Vegas in 2019 and finished 0-2 with a 7.71 ERA in 182⁄3 innings over 14 appearances. Cotton struck out 24 and walked 10 before the A’s designated him for assignment on Nov. 20.
Cotton was 11-10 with a 4.95 ERA in 29 starts in 2016-17 with the A’s. He was dealt from the Dodgers in a five-player deadline deal in 2016 that sent Rich Hill and Josh Reddick to the Dodgers.
The Cubs’ 40-man roster stands at 37 players.