Cubs send minor leaguer to Boston in Epstein deal

The Chicago Cubs have sent a minor league pitcher to Boston as

part of the compensation deal for hiring executive Theo

Epstein.

The Cubs traded 21-year-old righty Aaron Kurcz to Boston on

Thursday. He was 5-4 with a 3.28 ERA last season as a starter and

reliever at Class A Daytona.

The Cubs previously sent reliever Chris Carpenter to Boston. The

Red Sox still owe a player to Chicago to complete the deal.