Cubs acquire Monroe for player to be named

Updated: August 23, 2007, 7:41 PM ET
Associated Press

SAN FRANCISCO -- Craig Monroe quickly found himself back in a pennant race Thursday when the Detroit Tigers traded the slumping outfielder and cash to the Chicago Cubs for a player to be named.

Despite hitting only .222 before Detroit designated him for assignment last Friday, Monroe was productive against left-handed pitching. That's how Cubs manager Lou Piniella plans to use him.

"I think it gives us a good balance," Cubs general manager Jim Hendry said. "It was just one of ...

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