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Cubs continue trade deadline shake-up by dealing Javy Báez , Trevor Williams to Mets

2 months agoAndy Martinez and Tony Andracki

The Cubs continued their flurry of deadline deals Friday afternoon by trading Javy Báez and Trevor Williams to the New York Mets.

In return, the Cubs will receive minor leaguer Pete Crow-Armstrong, the Mets’ fifth-ranked prospect.

Báez joins Anthony Rizzo as the departing members of the World Series-winning Cubs core to leave Chicago this week. Rizzo also went to New York in a deal with the Yankees Thursday.

Williams was 4-2 with a 5.06 ERA in 12 starts. He missed time this season with an appendectomy and returned to the Cubs at the beginning of July.  

Jed Hoyer’s front office was active at the deadline, as Craig Kimbrel, Andrew Chafin, Ryan Tepera and Joc Pederson are others who were been traded.

Crow-Armstrong was the Mets’ first round pick in 2020. He had a 1.063 OPS in six games for the Low-A St. Lucie Mets before he sustained a shoulder injury that will keep him out for the rest of the year.   

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