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Chicago Cubs acquire pitcher Dauris Valdez from the San Diego Padres for James Norwood

Feb 20, 2020; Peoria, Arizona, USA; San Diego Padres pitcher Dauris Valdez poses for a portrait during media day at Peoria Sports Complex. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

The Chicago Cubs acquired right-hander Dauris Valdez from the San Diego Padres on Monday in exchange for right-hander James Norwood.

Valdez, 25, compiled an 8-9 record with 14 saves and a 3.97 ERA in 122 appearances (12 starts) in the minors from 2016-19.

The Dominican Republic native has not pitched above the Double-A level, where he went 2-0 with one save and a 4.23 ERA in 43 games at Amarillo in 2019. He struck out 68 batters and walked 28 in 55 1/3 innings.

Norwood, 27, made 23 relief appearances with the Cubs during the 2018-20 seasons, going 0-2 with a 4.50 ERA, 21 strikeouts and 14 walks in 22 innings.

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–Field Level Media