Cubs strike deal with Red Sox, trade for Josh Osich

By WEEI 93.7

Chaim Bloom's first acquisition as an executive with the Red Sox is now gone.

The Sox' Chief Baseball Officer swung a deal just before the trade deadline with the Cubs, sending lefty reliever Josh Osich to Chicago in exchange for a player to be named later. The likely reason for the unnamed player is that any piece of a formal piece of a trade during the 2020 season needs to be on the team's 60-man player pool.

The 31-year-old Osich has two more years of arbitration eligibility left.

True to form for the majority of his career, the southpaw did a good job getting lefty hitters out in his 13 appearances this season, holding that side to a .231 batting average. Right-handed hitters, however, were another story, with righties carrying a .912 OPS against Osich.

It was the second lefty reliever acquired by the Cubs Monday, having already struck a deal with Arizona for Andrew Chafin.

Jon Heyman was first to report the trade.

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