Cubs Get Sanchez for Teut
Dec. 11, 2001
CHICAGO (AP) _ The Chicago Cubs swapped left-handed pitchers with the Florida Marlins on Tuesday, getting Jesus Sanchez for prospect Nate Teut.
Sanchez, who has spent four years in the majors, split last season between Florida and Triple-A Calgary. He was 2-4 with a 4.74 ERA in 16 games for Florida, making nine starts. He was 6-1 with a 3.21 ERA in 16 games _ 11 starts _ with Calgary.
Overall, he's 23-32 with a 5.06 ERA. As a starter, he's 19-28 with a 5.12 ERA.
Sanchez's best season was in 2000, when he went 9-12 with a 5.34 ERA as a starter for the Marlins. He also pitched two complete-game shutouts, one against Baltimore and the other against St. Louis.
Sanchez was originally signed by the New York Mets, reaching Double-A before he was traded to Florida in February 1998 as part of a five-player deal.
Teut, a fourth-round pick out of Iowa State in 1997, has spent five years in Chicago's farm system. He was 13-8 with a 5.12 ERA in 29 starts for Triple-A Iowa last year.
His victories were second-best in the Pacific Coast League, earning him the Cubs' Newcomer of the Year award.