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Cubs roster move: Greg Deichmann called up, Jason Heyward to injured list

The Cubs have a new outfielder.

Greg Deichmann plays for the A's in spring training 2021
Photo by Rob Leiter/MLB Photos via Getty Images

Greg Deichmann, an outfielder, was acquired by the, along with pitcher Daniel Palencia, from the Athletics last month in the deal that sent Andrew Chafin to Oakland.

Now, Deichmann is coming to the big leagues for the first time:

Deichmann was the A's second round pick in 2017 and combined between Triple-A Iowa and Oakland's Triple-A club in Las Vegas, he is hitting. 291/.425/.439 this year with 16 doubles, three triples and four home runs. He got attention when he hit eight home runs in 23 games in the Arizona Fall League in 2019. Hopefully that power can return.

There's no official confirmation from the Cubs and no word on a corresponding roster move yet. When there's more information this post will be updated. I'd expect Deichmann to be in today's starting lineup, which also had not been announced at the time of this post.

Welcome to the big leagues, Greg!

UPDATE... Here's the corresponding roster move: