Giants And Cubs Swing Trade

The San Francisco Giants have added a little depth to their pitching ranks, sending cash to the Chicago Cubs in return for 26-year-old right-hander Cory Abbott.

The former 2nd-round draft pick by the Cubs in 2017 was a highly-regarded prospect, and toiled in the club's farm system for a number of years before making his big league debut in 2021 for a brief showing. Abbott tossed 17.1 not-so-successful innings for the Cubs, allowing 13 earned runs, walking 11 and striking out 12, with an ERA of 6.75. 

As a starter at Triple-A Iowa last season, he did manage to miss some bats, striking out 12.2 per 9 innings. 

The Cubs designated Abbott for assignment last week, opening the door to this move, otherwise they would have had to release him. 

In a corresponding move, the Giants have designated OF Jaylin Davis for assignment. 

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