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Cubs acquire Miles Mastrobuoni from Rays for pitcher Alfredo Zárraga

Cubs acquire Miles Mastrobuoni from Rays for pitcher Alfredo Zárraga

Cubs acquire intriguing bat in trade with Rays originally appeared on NBC Sports Chicago

The Cubs have made their first addition of the offseason in a minor trade with the Rays.

The Cubs announced Tuesday they’ve acquired infielder/outfielder Miles Mastrobuoni from Tampa Bay for minor-league pitcher Alfredo Zárraga.

Mastrobuoni, 27, is an intriguing depth option for the Cubs who made his MLB debut in September. He hit .300/.377/.469 with 16 home runs and 64 RBIs in Triple-A this past season.

Mastrobuoni played all three outfield spots, second and third base and shortstop in Triple-A in 2022. He played right field and second with the Rays and went 3-for-16 (.188) at the plate.

He adds another versatile position player to the Cubs’ 40-man roster; they outrighted David Bote to Triple-A Iowa last week.

The 40-man roster stands at 34.

Zárraga, who turns 22 on Wednesday, posted a 1.93 ERA in 17 appearances between low-A and High-A in 2022.

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