Jul 1, 2015; Miami, FL, USA; Miami Marlins starting pitcher Dan Haren (15) reacts after giving up a solo home run to San Francisco Giants shortstop Brandon Crawford (not pictured) during the sixth inning at Marlins Park. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports
The Trade: Dan Haren to the Chicago Cubs for Elliot Soto and Ivan Pineyro
Dan Haren held no future role for the Marlins following the 2015 campaign, so Miami traded him to the Cubs. They received pitching and shortstop prospects in return.
Elliot Soto is a fielding-based middle infielder who has improved his plate discipline incredibly. Soto batted .275 in Double-A in 2015 with no homers and 18 RBI. However, his 55 walks in 88 games mark as a career high for Soto, who boasts a .388 OBP and .702 SLG%.
Ivan Pineyro, Soto’s teammate, has performed well in 2015, pitching to a 7-5 record with a 3.69 ERA. While Pineyro doesn’t strike out many batters, he has shown consistent improvement in the Cubs’ farm system.
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