Jeremy Guthrie is still funny

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We first discovered this a year ago, but it’s nice to know Coors Field didn’t sap Jeremy Guthrie of his sense of humor.

Upon being traded to the Royals today, Guthrie immediately sought to endear himself to his new team’s fanbase:

Hopefully, Guthrie is able to rebound back in the AL after his miserable stint with the Rockies. Getting to work in a pitcher’s park in a mediocre division should do him a lot of good.

Cubs acquire Jesse Chavez from Rangers

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The Cubs announced on Thursday evening that the club acquired pitcher Jesse Chavez from the Rangers in exchange for minor league pitcher Tyler Thomas.

Chavez, 34, has pitched out of the bullpen for the Rangers this season, compiling a 3.51 ERA with 50 strikeouts and 12 walks across 56 1/3 innings. The veteran right-hander inked a one-year, $1 million deal with the Rangers in February, so the Cubs are on the hook for the prorated remainder — a little less than $600,000.

Thomas, 22, was selected by the Cubs in the seventh round of the 2017 draft. The lefty has made 14 starts and one relief appearance for Single-A South Bend, putting up a 2.88 ERA with an 81/14 K/BB ratio in 75 innings.