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Gerut traded for second time in July, sent to Pirates

Updated: July 31, 2005, 9:48 PM ET
Associated Press

CHICAGO -- Needing a spark at the top of their lineup, the Chicago Cubs went dealing again with the Pittsburgh Pirates on Sunday, acquiring outfielder Matt Lawton just before the trade deadline.

The Cubs sent outfielder Jody Gerut -- whom they obtained in a trade with Cleveland on July 18 -- to the Pirates.

"I just hope it works out like it did in '03," Cubs general manager Jim Hendry said Sunday.

"I think it makes sense for both clubs. I have a good relationship ...

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