The Cubs, meanwhile, can finally close the book on their biggest acquisition in years.
"Now we can just move forward with the spring without worrying about the compensation," Cubs GM Jed Hoyer said in Mesa, Ariz., at Chicago's spring training complex. "Chris is a very good reliever. He's a difficult guy to lose. I think we all realized we were going to lose something of significant value when Theo came over here, and this doesn't change that.
"I hope Chris has a lot of success over there. Obviously the Cubs are really excited about the new management team with Theo leading it, so there was a price to be paid for that."
As for the players to be named later, Hoyer called it a "procedural" thing to meet MLB transaction rules.
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