We’ll have more on this and other stuff later, but the Cubs just traded infielder Aaron Miles and infielder-outfielder Jake Fox to Oakland for right-handed pitchers Jeff Gray and Ronny Morla and infielder-outfielder Matt Spencer. The Cubs also sent $1 million to Oakland, so they save about $1.7 million on Miles for 2010.
Gray, 28, went 0-1 with a 3.76 ERA in 24 relief appearances for the A’s this year. He walked four in 26.1 innings. Gray is a 32nd-round draft pick in 2004, and he has played for the Kane County Cougars.
Miles, as you know, was a huge disappointment for the Cubs this year, with a line of .185/.224/.242. Fox was a man without a position, and he could flourish in the AL as a DH. He hit 11 homers for the Cubs in 82 games.