Nats deal Rodriguez to Cubs for Dickson

Nats deal Rodriguez to Cubs for Dickson

Nats deal Rodriguez to Cubs for Dickson

DENVER -- The Nationals traded right-handed reliever Henry Rodriguez to the Cubs for 22-year-old Minor League right-hander Ian Dickson Tuesday night.

Dickson is in his second year in the Minor Leagues, and has a 6.88 ERA and 2-2 record in 11 games with the Class A Kane County Cougars.

The 6-foot-5 right-hander was selected by the Cubs in the 35th round of the 2011 First-Year Player Draft out of Lafayette College (Pa.).

The Nationals optioned Rodriguez, who had a powerful arm but often lacked control, on June 4. Rodriguez, 26, spent three seasons in Washington and had a 0-1 record with a 4.00 ERA in 17 appearances this year.

Ian McCue is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.