The deal also included an exchange of global bonus money slots, with the Cubs sending bonus money slot No. 28 to the Rockies for bonus money slot No. 74.
As a result, the Cubs have also received worldwide bonus money slot No. 74 from Colorado.
On the other hand, the Rockies have managed to acquire another right-hander in James Farris in addition to global bonus money slot No. 22.
Fantasy Impact The Rockies had designated Butler for assignment after the signing of Greg Holland but it seems like the Cubs believe in Butler.
A prevailing theory for a while has been that a change of scenery could do Butler some good and now he will get his chance to prove that with the defending World Series champions.
The 24-year-old is 4-13 with a 2.91 ERA during three minor league seasons.
Already making a total of 36 career appearances as a big league pitcher, 28 of those outings have come as a starter. He made nine starts and eight relief appearances in 2016, posting a 7.17 ERA with 13 home runs, 21 walks and 47 strikeouts in 64 innings.