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Cubs Dump Izturis On Pirates

Jim Callis -

The Cubs gave Cesar Izturis to the Pirates for a player to be named in a July 19 trade. Chicago also contributed cash toward the remainder of Izturis' $4.15 million salary for 2007. The Cubs ultimately received cash considerations to complete the deal.

Majors | #2007#Trade Central

No Hop In Crowe’s Step

Chris Kline -

In April, Indians outfielder Trevor Crowe looked like a completely different guy than the player who hit .329/.449/.470 at high Class A Kinston in 2006. After being promoted to Double-A […]

Minors | #Daily Dish

Brignac Bandwagon

Chris Kline -

Get back on the Reid Brignac bandwagon while you can–in case you might have fallen off after the 2004 second-round pick batted just .254/.306/.419 prior to the all-star break at […]

Minors | #Daily Dish

A New House For Trojans?

Aaron Fitt -

Southern California needs two new assistant coaches, after pitching coach/recruiting coordinator Dave Lawn became the head coach at local power Servite High and Bill Mosiello left after one season to […]

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BAPR Plus: July 18

J.J. Cooper -

Chin-Lung Hu keeps piling up three-hit games, Michael Bowden outdueled Ricky Romero and no one is hotter than Lancaster slugger Brad Correll. Triple-A Reliever Edwar Ramirez made it to the […]

Minors

Minor League Transactions

Matt Eddy -

This week’™s installment considers all transactions reported between July 7-16. Last week’™s transactions available here. Draft picks are presented alphabetically by position here, but to see each team’s draft in […]

Minors | #Transactions

Cubs Bank On Kendall Rebounding

Jim Callis -

The Cubs have gotten next to no offense out of their catchers since banishing Michael Barrett to San Diego a month ago. Chicago made a move designed to rectify that situation Monday, acquiring former all-star Jason Kendall from the Athletics for Rob Bowen and Double-A lefthander Jerry Blevins. Oakland also will contribute cash toward the remainder of Kendall's 2007 salary.

Majors | #2007#Trade Central

BAPR Plus: July 17

J.J. Cooper -

Collin Balester and Clay Buchholz both had brief appearances in their Triple-A debuts, while Adam Boeve found that he’s headed to Triple-A, but not before he finished his stay in […]

Minors

Catamounts To Hire Moranda

Aaron Fitt -

The Asheville (N.C.) Citizen-Times is reporting Western Carolina will hire Georgia Tech associate head coach Bobby Moranda to be its next head coach today. Moranda, who has spent the past […]

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