Craig Kimbrel has been one of the most dominant closers in all of baseball this season with 23 saves and a 0.49 ERA. Kimbrel will join his former teammate Ryan Tepera, who was traded cross town earlier this week.
In return, the Chicago Cubs received second baseman Nick Madrigal and right-handed pitcher Codi Heuer.
Nick Madrigal was the fourth pick in the 2018 MLB draft and will miss the rest of the 2021 season with a hamstring injury. Madrigal is known for his high contact rate, hitting .317 in his 303 career MLB at-bats. The former first-round pick slashed .305/.349/.425 in 54 games this season. In addition, he had two home runs, ten doubles, and 21 RBIs.
Codi Heuer was a sixth-round pick in the 2018 MLB draft and has fared decently in his short tenure in the big leagues posting a career 3.75 ERA. Heuer has struggled this season, but he was very good in the shortened 2020 season.
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