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Cubs Prospect Interview: John Gaub

The Cubs acquired left-hander John Gaub in the off-season as part of a four-player trade with the Cleveland Indians that included Mark DeRosa. Gaub, 23, appeared in 34 games for Class A Lake County of the South Atlantic League and was 1-1 with a 3.38 ERA, amassing 100 strikeouts to 32 walks in 64 innings in 2008. Gaub was a 21st-round Indians draft pick in 2006 from Minnesota.

Q: Everyone always asks this, but did it come as a surprise when you learned you'd been traded last offseason? A: It definitely was a surprise. I wasn't expecting anything, especially being kind of in the situation I was in with my injury history. It was the kind of thing where it was shocking, but it's what happens in pro baseball. You have to take it for what it is and look forward to what's...

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