Jeimer Candelario


There probably wasn’t a specific moment before the trade deadline when Cubs president of baseball operations Jed Hoyer said, “We’re going to be buyers!” There were some moments that helped, of course. Hoyer noted the comeback win over the White Sox and the game that featured Mike Tauchman’s walk-off home-run robbery — both part of the eight-game winning streak that…

The Cubs confirmed their status as trade-deadline buyers Monday night, as they bolstered their lineup by acquiring third baseman Jeimer Candelario from the Nationals, one of the best bats on the trade market. The Cubs also received a cash consideration in the deal, and they sent minor leaguers DJ Herz (MLB Pipeline’s No. 16 Cubs prospect) and Kevin Made (No.…