Rockies trade Baker to Cubs

Updated: July 2, 2009, 1:42 PM ET
Associated Press

CHICAGO -- The Chicago Cubs have acquired infielder Jeff Baker from the Colorado Rockies for minor league right-handed pitcher Al Alburquerque and designated infielder Ryan Freel for assignment.

Baker was activated off the Rockies' 60-day disabled list and was to join the Cubs for their Thursday night game at Wrigley Field against the Milwaukee Brewers.

Baker batted .268 with 12 home runs and 48 RBIs in 104 games last year for the Rockies and can play several infield positions and ...

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