The Cubs and Rockies have essentially swapped relievers.
About two weeks after the Cubs traded for left-hander Rex Brothers from Colorado, former Cubs reliever Jason Motte is now headed to the Rockies, inking a two-year deal.
Motte, 33, spent only one year in Chicago, going 8-1 with a 3.91 ERA and six saves last season. He was sidelined by a shoulder injury and missed the final month of the regular season and the Cubs' playoff run.
The Cubs had inked Motte to a one-year, $4.5 million deal before the 2015 seasons to help provide a veteran presence to a young, inexperienced bullpen.
Motte will make about twice that in his deal with the Rockies:
Motte deal with #Rockies: Two years, $10M, per source.
— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) December 8, 2015
Motte took to Twitter to thank the Cubs:
— Jason Motte (@JMotte30) December 8, 2015