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Cubs' Warren learned of trade watching TV on vacation

Kim Klement / USA TODAY Sports

Adam Warren wasn't able to escape reality while on vacation, despite his best efforts.

The right-hander was on vacation with his wife in St. Lucia earlier this month when the New York Yankees traded him to the Chicago Cubs. Warren said his biggest rule when leaving the country is to turn off his phone, so it wasn't until watching TV at the hotel bar that he learned he was traded.

"I'm like, 'Hmm, I need to figure out who was in this deal,'" Warren told MLB Network Radio. "I had my wife's old phone just to take pictures with and it didn't even have service but we connected it to Wi-Fi and sure enough, my name was in the trade.

"We were actually talking to some people and about 30 minutes later we walked out of the restaurant and my wife just started bawling. I was not really sure what to do. We stayed up pretty much all night trying to figure out what to do. Going through all the scenarios and just trying to process the feeling."

Warren said it wasn't for another three or four days until he was back in the country to really talk to both teams and his agent about what had happened.

It's likely Warren felt much better about the deal after watching the Cubs also pick up Ben Zobrist and Jason Heyward this offseason.

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