Cubs make deal for Ath­let­ics righty

Chicago Tribune (Sunday) - - CUBS | COLLEGE BASKETBALL - By Mark Gon­za­les

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.

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