Sunday, March 24, 2019

Theo's Cubbies May Have Interest In Trading For Sandy Leon As Backup

Wilson Contreras is the incumbent backstop for Theo Epstein's Chicago Cubs. But after him, there are question marks. Mindful of the critical role Sandy Leon played on the 2018 World Series Champion Red Sox, Theo may have interest in trading for Boston's "third-man-out" among its catching corps. Multiple reports now suggest that Leon may be on his way to the Windy City. It's hard to say who would come back to Boston in the deal—but clearly the Red Sox are in dire need of someone in the bullpen who can actually get batters out. One who might be available is 32-year-old Steve Cishek—although recent injuries to both Pedro Strop and closer Brandon Morrow might make that transaction impossible. Stay tuned!