White Sox acquire right-handed reliever Ryan Tepera from Cubs

Sox send prospect Bailey Horn to Cubs

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Ryan Tepera throws against the St. Louis Cardinals on July 9, 2021, in Chicago. (AP Photo/David Banks)

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The White Sox bolstered their bullpen Thursday, landing right-hander Ryan Tepera in a trade with the Cubs for minor league left-hander Bailey Horn.

Tepera, 33, who owns a 2.91 ERA and one save over 43 13 innings and 43 appearances, was the National League Reliever of the Month for May. He currently is riding a six-game scoreless streak with multiple strikeouts in four of his last five appearances.

To make room on the 40-man roster, the Sox transferred right-hander Evan Marshall to the 60-day injured list.

“Ryan has been an extremely reliable bullpen arm this season and throughout his career,” Sox general manager Rick Hahn said. “We are very pleased to add him to our talented and versatile group of relievers. Across his career with the Blue Jays and Cubs, Ryan has succeeded in a variety of situations and has the ability to get both lefties and righties out at very high rates.”

Tepera owns a 3.54 ERA with 11 saves in 280 career relief appearances between the Blue Jays (2015-19) and Cubs (2020-21). He has appeared in three career postseason games.

Horn, 23, is 2-3 with a 5.63 ERA and 45 strikeouts in 14 appearances (10 starts) between High-A Winston-Salem and Low-A Kannapolis this season. The Sox drafted him in the fifth round in 2020.

It’s the first trade between the crosstown rivals since the Cubs sent Eloy Jimenez, Dylan Cease and two other prospects to the Sox for left-hander Jose Quintana in 2017.

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