Cubs trade closer David Robertson to Phillies for minor league pitcher

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(670 The Score) The Cubs have traded closer David Robertson to the Phillies, the club announced Tuesday afternoon.

In return, Chicago received minor league right-hander Ben Brown, who was rated as the 26th-best prospect in Philadelphia’s farm system, according to MLB Pipeline.

The 37-year-old Robertson’s exit came as no surprise, as he was a potential trade chip as soon as he joined the club on a one-year deal this past offseason. Robertson did his job well with Chicago, recording 14 saves while posting a 2.23 ERA and 1.04 WHIP 36 games.

Robertson is a 14-year MLB veteran with a 2.89 ERA for his career. This was his first season with the Cubs.

Brown, 22, had a 3.08 ERA and 1.04 WHIP in 16 appearances, including 15 starts, at high Class-A Jersey Shore this season. He also has 105 strikeouts in 73 innings. The Phillies selected him in the 33rd round of the 2017 MLB Draft. He was recently promoted to Double-A.

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