What it took for the Cubs to close the Nicholas Castellanos deal

Detroit Tigers' Nicholas Castellanos

Tigers fans were biting their nails as 4:00 pm approached and there was still no news on the team trading away Nicholas Castellanos.

As 4 p.m. came and gone, it looked as if the Detroit Tigers were not going to be able to trade OF Nicholas Castellanos. The Athletic is reporting that the Braves will send LHP Joey Wentz and OF Travis Demeritte to the Tigers in the Shane Greene trade.

Richan, 22, was the 16th ranked prospect for the Cubs.

Two prospects are on the way to Detroit according to Craig Mish of Fantasy Sports Radio.

It could be a short stay in Chicago for Castellanos, as he's slated to become a free agent at season's end. He had a 7.36 ERA in 47 2/3 innings before moving up.

Moments before the first pitch, though, Jordy Mercer came out on deck to take some swings and Castellanos was scratched from the lineup, traded at the last possible moment to the Cubs.

Lange, 23, was the 23rd ranked prospect for the Cubs after being drafted in the first round of the 2017 draft. "He was accessible by the Tigers and they sidestepped him".

Wieck made his Major League Baseball debut last season but he really struggled at the big-league level posting a 6.57 ERA in 24 2/3 innings of work a year ago.

It was a insane end to the 2019 trade deadline not only for the Detroit Tigers but for the entire league. Richan has started 17 games in 2019 for the Single-A Myrtle Beach Pelicans with a 10-5 record and 3.97 ERA.

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