Cubs trade Fox, Miles to Oakland
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Former Cub Jake Fox joined "Waddle & Silvy" to give his thoughts on being traded to the Oakland A's and his relationship with Jim Hendry.
The Chicago Cubs traded Aaron Miles and Jake Fox to the Oakland A's for right-handed pitcher Jeff Gray and minor-leaguers Ronny Morla and Matt Spencer, according to ESPNChicago.com reporter Bruce Levine.
The Cubs will absorb $1 million of the $2.7 million owed to Miles.
Gray pitched in five games for the A's in 2008 and 24 games last season, when he had a 3.76 ERA.
"He doesn't have experience in the eighth or ninth innings," Hendry said in a conference call with the media. "But he throws the ball very hard and he throws a lot of strikes.
"Our scouts felt he throws a lot like [Angel] Guzman, a hard-throwing type guy on the verge of getting better. It's up to him to compete for a job. If not, he's got an option [to be sent to the minors without becoming available to other teams] left."
Fox was a versatile player who hit .259 with 11 home runs and 44 RBI in 2009.
Miles was a disappointment for the Cubs last season, hitting just .185 in 74 games.
Morla is a right-handed pitcher while Spencer is a left-handed hitting outfielder.
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