Guardians trade OF Harold Ramirez to Cubs, RHP J.C. Mejía to Brewers

Chicago sent cash consideration to Cleveland.

(670 The Score) The Guardians have traded outfielder Harold Ramirez to the Cubs, they announced Monday afternoon.

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Ramirez, 27, hit .268 with seven homers, 41 RBIs and a .703 OPS in 99 games in 2021. Cleveland designated Ramirez for assignment last Friday. He’s a career .271 hitter with a .714 OPS across three MLB seasons.

In another trade Monday, Cleveland traded right-hander J.C. Mejía to Milwaukee for either a player to be named or cash consideration. Mejía, 25, went 1-7 with an 8.25 ERA and 1.61 WHIP in 52 1/3 innings and 17 appearances in 2021.

The Guardians also signed 32-year-old catcher Sandy León to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training in 2022. He hit .183 with a .505 OPS in 83 games for the Miami Marlins in 2021. León is a quality defender, as the Marlins posted a 3.23 ERA with him behind the plate while he threw out 26.7% of would-be base-stealers.