The Boston Red Sox have sent a minor leaguer to the Chicago Cubs to officially complete the compensation deal for front office wiz Theo Epstein, according to Carrie Muskat of MLB.com.
As the final part of the deal, the Red Sox will send 19-year-old Jair Bogaerts to Chicago. The Cubs had previously sent pitcher Chris Carpenter to the Red Sox earlier this spring. It was revealed after the trade that Carpenter would need to have surgery on his elbow to remove bone spurs.
The Cubs sent compensation to the Red Sox in return for allowing Theo Epstein to join Chicago’s front office this winter, despite him still being under contract with Boston. Epstein, the former Red Sox general manager, is now the president of baseball operations for the Cubs.