Cubs strike deal with Red Sox, trade for Josh Osich

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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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