We’ve had a few minor MLB trades today, including a transaction between the Chicago Cubs and Cleveland Guardians.
The Cubs announced moments ago that they acquired outfielder Harold Ramirez from the Guardians in exchange for cash considerations. The 27-year-old Ramirez appeared in 99 games for Cleveland in 2021, slashing .268/.305/.398 and hitting seven home runs with 41 RBI.
Ramirez played in 122 games with the Miami Marlins in 2019 and 2020 before Cleveland claimed him off waivers.
— Chicago Cubs (@Cubs) November 22, 2021
The Ramirez trade is actually the second deal of the day for the Guardians. Cleveland also traded right-handed pitcher J.C. Mejia to the Milwaukee Brewers in exchange for cash or a player to be named later.
A couple of @CleGuardians
+Traded RHP J.C. Mejía to the @Brewers for a player to be named or cash.
+Signed free agent C Sandy León to a Minor League contract w/an invitation to ML Spring Training camp.
+Sandy spent 2021 with MIA after his 2020 Cleveland stint
— GuardsInsider (@GuardsInsider) November 22, 2021
While the MLB hot stove has been pretty active lately, it could be turned off completely next week. Unless players and owners unexpectedly reach a deal on a new Collective Bargaining Agreement by next Wednesday, a lockout will go into effect.
If and when it does, hopefully it won’t be a lengthy one, but we’re worried that it will be.