Reliever Brandon Kintzler, who the Cubs acquired yesterday before the trade deadline, will join his new team in Pittsburgh. Randy Rosario, who’s put up a 1.97 ERA and 5.10 FIP in 26 games for the Cubs this season, is heading back to Iowa.
#Cubs send Rosario down to Iowa. Kintzler takes his place. He is en route to Pittsburgh.
— Len and JD (@lenandjd) August 1, 2018
Kintzler has appeared in 45 games for the Nationals and has a 3.59 ERA (3.44 FIP). His HR/FB rate is a stellar 5.6 percent, leading to a mere 0.42 HR/9.
Righty Justin Hancock was moved to the 60-day DL yesterday to make room for Kinzler on the 40-man roster.
The #Cubs today acquired RHP Brandon Kintzler from the Nationals for minor league RHP Jhon Romero.
To make room for Kintzler on the 40-man roster, RHP Justin Hancock has been transferred to the 60-day DL. pic.twitter.com/tb9pB0iO6F
— Chicago Cubs (@Cubs) July 31, 2018