Thursday, August 12, 2010

Fontenot Traded, Barney Called Up

As many of you read or heard yesterday, Cubs infielder Mike Fontenot has been traded to the San Francisco Giants. The deal is odd in the sense that Mike just had to walk across the field into the Giants dugout to wear his new uniform for the third game of the series between the two clubs.

Fontenot did not make his Giants debut last night, and he is not in the starting nine for today's game either. However, he could come off the bench this afternoon as a pinch hitter.

In return, the Cubs got a minor leaguer by the name of Evan Crawford. Here is some information about him:
  • B/T: Right
  • Position: Outfield
  • Age: 21
  • Level: Class-A Advanced
  • 2010 Stats: .255 AVG, 4 HR, 29 RBIs, 109 games
  • Drafted: By the Giants in the 9th round of the 2009 draft
  • Height/Weight: 6'2''/167

The Cubs have called infielder Darwin Barney up from Triple-A Iowa to take Fontenot's place on the roster. Barney has joined the team today and could come off the bench even though he is not in the starting lineup. Darwin is set to make his big league debut either today or in St. Louis.

More on Fontenot's time with the Cubs later.

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