Cubs trade for Henry Rodriguez

Updated: June 12, 2013, 1:10 AM ET
By Bruce Levine |

The Chicago Cubs acquired right-hander Henry Rodriguez from the Washington Nationals for pitching prospect Ian Dickson on Tuesday night.

Rodriguez was designated for assignment on June 4. The 26-year-old pitcher went 0-1 with a 4.00 ERA in 17 relief appearances for Washington this season.

Rodriguez has spent all or part of five seasons in the major leagues with Oakland (2009-10) and the Nationals (2011-13). He set a career high with nine saves for Washington in 2012.

Dickson, 22, was 2-2 with a 6.88 ERA at Class-A Kane County. He originally was drafted by the Cubs in the 35th round of the 2011 draft.

The Cubs designated right-hander Eduardo Sanchez for assignment to clear a roster spot on the 40-man roster for Rodriguez. Sanchez, 24, was 0-1 with a 9.82 ERA in six relief appearances for Triple-A Iowa. Sanchez was acquired off of waivers from St. Louis on May 21.

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Chicago baseball beat reporter
Bruce Levine has covered sports in Chicago for over 28 years and hosts "Talkin' Baseball," heard Saturday mornings on ESPN 1000.



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