Posted January 06, 2012 on
SAN DIEGO – The San Diego Padres today announced they have acquired right-handed pitcher Andrew Cashner and outfielder Kyung-Min Na from the Chicago Cubs in exchange for infielder Anthony Rizzo and right-handed pitcher Zach Cates.
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The four-player trade between the Cubs and Padres on Friday breathes new life into the career of Anthony Rizzo, who heads to the friendly confines of Wrigley Field, while Cashner moves to a pitcher's haven, Petco Park.
22-year-old first baseman expected to provide power for years to comeFirst baseman Anthony Rizzo may be the left-handed hitting slugger the Cubs have been trying to develop since Rafael Palmeiro was traded to the Rangers 24 years ago.
Anthony Rizzo joins a Jed Hoyer organization for the third time since being drafted in 2007.
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The Cubs-Padres trade of four young players, including two minor leaguers and one guy who just barely retained his rookie status for 2012, came about ...
CHICAGO - The Cubs have traded right-hander Andrew Cashner to the San Diego Padres for first baseman Anthony Rizzo...
If you haven't heard by now, Josh Byrnes has made another trade. While I have liked most of the trades he has pulled off so far (read that as all the trades), I am not too sure about this one. Rizzo and Cates to the Cubs for Cashner and Na. I guess it has the possibility of working out for both sides, but we'll have to wait and see. I just know though that Anthony is...
The Chicago Cubs traded righthander Andrew Cashner to the San Diego Padres for a pair of minor leaguers Friday.
Cashner had nearly his entire 2011 season wiped out by injury. He suffered a shoulder strain after his first start and was sidelined for five minutes.
The 25-year-old Cashner made six relief appearances in September and finished the season with a 1.69 ERA in 10 2/3 innings...
The Cubs send pitching prospect Andrew Cashner to the Padres for Anthony Rizzo:
The Cubs also acquired pitching prospect Zach Cates, 22, a right-hander Cubs executives Hoyer and Jason McLeod drafted in 2010 while with the Padres – paying him over-slot bonus money to sign him after signability concerns dropped the coveted pitcher to the third round. Cates went 4-10 with a 4.73...