Chicago Cubs acquire Miles Mastrobuoni from Tampa Bay

Infielder/Outfielder, Miles Mastrobuoni is Chicago bound, after the Cubs acquired his services from Tampa.

The Chicago Cubs, Tuesday, acquired infielder/outfielder Miles Mastrobuoni from the Tampa Bay Rays for minor league right-handed pitcher Alfredo Zárraga.

The Cubs 40-man roster stands at 34 players.

Mastrobuoni, 27, spent a majority of 2022 with the Triple-A Durham Bulls, hitting .300 (152-for-507) with a .377 on-base percentage, 32 doubles, 16 home runs, 64 RBI and 23 stolen bases in 129 games.

The #Cubs today acquired INF/OF Miles Mastrobuoni from the Tampa Bay Rays for minor league RHP Alfredo Zárraga.
The 40-man roster stands at 34 players. https://t.co/oLv6fR6pCa

He led the International League with 92 runs scored and was tied for the league lead in hits while ranking second in doubles, fourth in on-base percentage and fifth in average and total bases (238). His performance led to a September call-up with the Rays, in which he made his major league debut, appearing in eight games with a .188 average (3-for-16) and a stolen base.

Mastrobuoni is a multi-position player, primarily a second baseman, but he played shortstop, third base and all three outfield positions for Triple-A Durham in 2022, where he had a pretty good year at the plate: .300/.377/.469 (152-for-507) with 16 home runs and 23 stolen bases. He went 3-for-16 in eight games with the Rays late in 2022.

He was Tampa Bay’s 14th round pick in 2016 out of Nevada-Reno.

In exchange for the deal, the Rays will receive minor league pitcher, Alfredo Zárraga, who was signed by Chicago as a non-drafted free agent in January of 2021.

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