The Cubs are busy making deals even during a busy postseason series.
The Angels acquired right-handed reliever Felix Peña from the Chicago Cubs for cash considerations or a player to be named on Monday.
Peña, 27, has posted a 4.98 ERA with the Cubs in 36 games over the past two seasons, covering 43-1/3 innings. He has 10.4 strikeouts per nine innings in the majors. Peña throws mostly a 95 mph fastball, with a slider.
So it’s possible the Cubs will get something along the lines of a low-level pitching lottery ticket in return for Pena, but more likely a modest “cash consideration” will come the Cubs’ way at some point this offseason.
As noted above, Pena has a good arm, but he’s never been able to pitch consistently enough to stick in the Cubs’ bullpen. I wish him well and hope he finds success in the Angels organization.