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.
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.
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.