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Busy Cubs trade pitchers Hill, Wuertz

Updated: February 2, 2009, 4:17 PM ET
Associated Press

CHICAGO -- The Cubs traded one-time playoff starter Rich Hill to the Baltimore Orioles for a player to be named Monday. They also made a deal with Oakland, sending reliever Michael Wuertz to the Athletics for a pair of minor leaguers.

The lefty Hill was 1-0 with a 4.12 ERA in five starts with the Cubs last season. He was optioned to Triple-A Iowa on May 3 and struggled after his demotion. He went a combined 4-7 with a 5.85 ERA in 13 appearances at Iowa, Class A Daytona and rookie level Mesa.

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