Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Ryu dealt to Rays

This afternoon, Cubs GM Jim Hendry dealt 23 year old South Korean right hander Jae-Kuk Ryu to the Tampa Bay Devil Rays for two minor leaguers. Ryu struggled last season at the big league level going 0-1 with an 8.40 ERA in 10 games, including 1 start. Still at Iowa he showed some ability going 8-8 with a 3.23 ERA in 24 games, 23 of which were starts. Ryu will compete for the fifth spot in the Rays rotation which is anchored by Scott Kazmir.

The Cubs received two minor leaguers in the deal. 20 year old outfielder Andrew Lopez has spent parts of the last two seasons in rookie ball. Right handed pitcher, 23 year old, Greg Reinhard is the other player in the deal. He was selected in the sixth round of the 2005 draft out of the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater.

Here's what Rotoworld thinks of the deal:
Still, it would have been nice if the Cubs could have received a quality prospect in return.

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