Detroit Tigers complete Justin Wilson trade with Chicago Cubs
By Ben Rosener
Detroit Tigers general manager Al Avila and the rest of the front office have completed July’s 31 Justin Wilson trade. The Tigers’ announced the news in a tweet on the team’s official Twitter account Thursday.
Detroit Tigers fans saw the team trade away two impact players on July 31 when closer Justin Wilson and catcher Alex Avila were flipped to the Chicago Cubs for third base prospect Jeimer Candelario, infield prospect Isaac Paredes and a player to be named later or cash.
Now it seems, we know what the last component of the deal will be.
Detroit announced in a tweet on the team’s official Twitter account Thursday afternoon that the trade had been completed.
The Tigers tweeted the following:
"“To complete the Alex Avila/Justin Wilson trade, the #Tigers have received cash considerations from the Chicago Cubs.”"
Wilson and Avila were both excellent in a Detroit uniform early in the season.
The left-handed pitcher registered a 0.9 fWAR, a 83.9% strand rate and a 35% strikeout percentage in 40.1 innings for the Tigers.
He also missed plenty of bats, with 12.27 punch outs per nine frames and a team-high 14.3% swinging strike percentage.
Wilson also turned in a 2.68 ERA, a 2.90 SIERA, a 3.23 FIP and a 3.47 xFIP. He served as closer for a spell after Francisco Rodriguez was released, finishing with 13 saves.