Ex-Pelicans Olt, Grimm sent to Cubs in trade for Garza

At least two former Myrtle Beach Pelicans were traded to the Chicago Cubs on Monday as the parent-club Texas Rangers traded for reinforcements.

The Rangers acquired right-hander Matt Garza from the Cubs in exchange for three minor-leaguers, including two ex-Pelicans, and two more to be named at a later date.

The Cubs received third baseman Mike Olt and right-handed pitcher Justin Grimm, both of whom played for the Pelicans in 2011. Olt returned to Myrtle Beach in 2012 to rehab an injury.

Chicago also will get pitcher C.J. Edwards and two players to be named. According to the Chicago Tribune, one of the additional players could be ex-Pelican right-hander Neil Ramirez.

Olt, 24, is hitting .219 with 12 homers in 68 games this season in Double-A and Triple-A. He batted .152 in 16 games with Texas last year.

Edwards, 21, is 8-2 with a 1.82 ERA in 93 1/3 innings for Class A Hickory.

Grimm, 24, is 7-7 with a 6.37 ERA for the Rangers in 17 starts this season.

Ramirez, 24, is 9-3 with a 3.68 ERA in 18 starts for Double-A Frisco. He has 117 strikeouts and 40 walks in 95 1/3 innings.

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