Cubs trade outfielder Jake Marisnick to Padres

The Padres sent Class-A right-hander Anderson Espinoza back to the Cubs.
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(670 The Score) Amid a fire sale of iconic players, the Cubs also dealt outfielder Jake Marisnick on Friday.

Chicago traded Marisnick to the San Diego Padres, the teams announced. In return, the Padres sent Class-A right-hander Anderson Espinoza to the Cubs.

Marisnick, 30, is hitting .227 with five homers, 22 RBIs and a .731 OPS in 65 games. He joined the Cubs on a one-year contract last offseason. The deal included a mutual option for the 2022 season.

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Espinoza, 23, has a 5.02 ERA and 1.42 WHIP in 12 starts for high Class-A Fort Wayne this season. He was ranked as the No. 9 prospect in the Padres' system, according to MLB Pipeline.

Espinoza has a career 3.59 ERA in the minor leagues. He underwent Tommy John surgery for the second time in his career in April 2019, which cost him that season.

Marisnick was one of five Cubs to be dealt Friday and one of seven in the past 24 or so hours. On Thursday, the Cubs traded reliever Ryan Tepera to the White Sox and first baseman Anthony Rizzo to the Yankees. On Friday, the Cubs sent closer Craig Kimbrel to the White Sox and then shortstop Javier Baez and right-hander Trevor Williams to the Mets. They also shipped infielder/outfielder Kris Bryant to the Giants.