Wednesday, December 31, 2008
BREAKING MLB NEWS: CLEVELAND ACQUIRES CUBS' 2B DE ROSA FOR THREE PROSPECTS
ESPN's Buster Olney is reporting that Cleveland has just traded three Minor Leaguers to the Chicago Cubs for second-baseman Mark De Rosa. The prospects Cleveland dealt are all pitchers: Jeff Stevens, Chris Archer and John Caub. Olney writes that Cleveland may move De Rosa, 33, to third base. Last season De Rosa hit 21 homers and knocked in 87 runs, while batting .285. All De Rosa's offensive totals last year are career highs and he sports a lifetime batting average of .279.
Stevens split time last year between Cleveland's AA and AAA clubs and amassed a 3.52 ERA. Archer and Caub last season pitched on a Single-A Cleveland affiliate.
Posted by Gil Griffin at 1:46 PM