Watching the wires to see who's gone
Multiple sources are reporting that the Nationals have traded three prospects to the Cubs for journeyman Tom Gorzelanny. Bill Ladson has tweeted that none of the players given up (reported to be two pitchers and an outfielder) are of major significance. Gorzelanny is expected to compete for a spot in the Washington rotation after going 7-9 with a 4.09ERA for Chicago last season.
More details to come as the new breaks…
UPDATE #1: Foxsports.com is reporting that Michael Burgess is among the three prospects.
UPDATE #2: Ben Goessling is confirming that report via his contacts.
UPDATE #3: Mark Zuckerman is speculating that the two pitchers will be already on the 40-man.
UPDATE #4: Bill Ladson is reporting that A.J. Morris is among the three.
UPDATE #5: Jim Callis of Baseball America says the other pitcher is not in their Top 30.
UPDATE #6: Ladson has tracked down the last pitcher. It’s Graham Hicks.