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Cubs Acquire Nick Castellanos in Trade With Tigers

Castellanos has 11 home runs and 37 RBIs in 403 at-bats this season

The Chicago Cubs made a last-minute trade before Wednesday's deadline, acquiring Nick Castellanos from the Detroit Tigers. 

The Athletic's Ken Rosenthal first reported the deal, which took place just before the 3 p.m. trade deadline. 

The Cubs will also acquire a cash consideration in the trade, the team said in a press release. 

Castellanos has a .273 batting average with 11 home runs and 37 RBIs in 403 plate appearances this season. He also has a .328 on-base percentage with the Tigers.

To make room on the 40-man roster, the Cubs have designated pitcher Oscar De La Cruz for assignment. 

In exchange, the Cubs sent Single-A pitching prospects Paul Richan and Alex Lange to the Tigers in the deal. In 17 appearances with the Single-A Myrtle Beach Pelicans, Richan has a 10-5 record and a 3.97 ERA, with 86 strikeouts in 93 innings of work. 

Lange, also with the Pelicans, has a 1-9 record and a 7.36 ERA in 11 starts. 

The Cubs also acquired utilityman Tony Kemp from the Houston Astros in a trade Wednesday, sending back-up catcher Martin Maldonado to the Lone Star State. 

On Tuesday, the Cubs acquired reliever David Phelps in a trade with the Toronto Blue Jays, adding yet another arm to their bullpen ahead of the stretch run. 

Stay tuned for more details on this developing story. 

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