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Tigers get Jeff Baker from Cubs for two PTBNLs

Aug 5, 2012, 1:43 PM EDT

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Yet another waiver transaction is in the books.

Patrick Mooney of reports that the Cubs have traded utilityman Jeff Baker to the Tigers in exchange for two players to be named later.

Baker, 31, had a .269/.306/.448 slash line, four homers, 10 doubles and 20 RBI in 144 plate appearances this season with Chicago.

The owner of a decent .757 career OPS, he should help bolster the Detroit bench for the stretch run. And it’s highly doubtful that those PTBNLs will turn out to be┬áserviceable┬ámajor leaguers.

The Tigers enter play Sunday with a 57-50 record, ranking second behind the White Sox in the AL Central.

  1. tigers182 - Aug 5, 2012 at 1:46 PM

    Awesome! Baker is a perfect fit for what the team needs. He’ll be able to give a lot of starters some rest down the stretch.

  2. adm272012 - Aug 5, 2012 at 2:52 PM

    How many tigers fans are hoping Raburn is the player to be named later!

  3. charlescub80 - Aug 5, 2012 at 4:22 PM

    Lol. I’d rather just give away Baker than have Raburn!

  4. gmsingh - Aug 6, 2012 at 7:08 AM

    Smart move–at least when the player hasn’t been named yet you can’t complain about how bad he is!

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