Castro wasn’t the only infielder involved in the deal between the two clubs. Brendan Ryan was revealed as the player to be named later, only to be released by the organization, resulting in Edgar Olmos claiming the final 40-man spot.
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Which now, I’m happy they picked up a pitcher instead of another outfielder to replace Dexter Fowler at his position. As we all know, Jason Heyward will be the team’s everyday starting center fielder starting in 2016.
So, once the deal was done, Castro was informed by his agent that his time with the Chicago Cubs had come to an end. He did, however, admit that he was sad to leave the North Side and thanked not only the team itself but the fans as well.
Classy move by a player we all watched grow up before our very eyes.
When it comes to Warren, the 28-year-old right-hander was watching some television while on vacation on a Caribbean island with his wife according to FOX Sports.
An odd way of finding out that you will be representing another team next season, am I right?
"“It’s on ESPN, I see the bottom line, ‘Yankees trade with Cubs’, and I’m like, ‘Hmm, I need to figoure out who was in this deal. I had my wife’s old phone just to take pictures with and it didn’t even have service but we connected it to Wi-Fi and sure enough, my name was in the trade.” – Warren via FOX Sports"
The fact that Warren jumped from one Wild Card team to another should give him confidence. Despite the Yankees being eliminated by the young Houston Astros team, he’ll have an opportunity to help the young Cubs not only reach the postseason but advance to the World Series.
Reaching the postseason for the second consecutive year will definitely be a challenge with the Pittsburgh Pirates and St. Louis Cardinals seeking redemption from being sent home by their N.L. Central rival.