The Cubs have acquired 23-year old righty starting pitcher Barret Loux and a player to be named later from the Rangers for 24-year old righty starter/reliever Jacob Brigham. Loux came into last season as the Rangers’ #20 prospect according to Baseball America. Loux pitched in 25 games (all starts) in AA-ball for the Rangers last year and he was 14-1 with a 3.47 ERA and a 1.27 WHIP. He has now pitched in 46 games (all starts) in his first two years in the minors and he is 22-6 with a 3.62 ERA and a 1.28 WHIP. Jacob Brigham was acquired by the Cubs from the Rangers in the Geovany Soto deal last July. Brigham pitched in 23 games (all starts) in AA-ball for the Rangers and Cubs last year and he was 5-7 with a 4.72 ERA and a 1.43 WHIP. I like this deal for the Cubs as Loux seems like a pretty nice prospect for the future.