Cubs reportedly interested in Tigers OF Castellanos

Field Level Media

July 22, 2019 at 10:16 pm.

The Chicago Cubs are reportedly one of the teams interested in acquiring Detroit Tigers slugger Nicholas Castellanos before the July 31 trade deadline.

The Detroit News said Monday that the rumor “has some teeth,” and the Cubs would likely move Jason Heyward to center field and slot Castellanos in right field.

Castellanos, 27, is batting .284 with a majors-leading 34 doubles, 11 homers and 36 RBIs in 93 games this season.

The right-handed hitter is batting .387 and slugging .694 against left-handers, which has been a weakness for the Cubs’ lineup this season.

Castellanos set career highs with 26 home runs and 101 RBIs in 2017.

Castellanos, who debuted with Detroit in 2013, is set to become a free agent after this season. He is earning $9.95 million this season.