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Cubs Organization Report

Jeff Vorva -Premium Content

One of the best parts of Mike Quade's job as Triple-A Iowa manager is getting to tell young players that they've made it to the major leagues. But Quade himself received a phone call from Cubs general manager Jim Hendry in July. He was being called up to the parent club to take over as the third-base coach while Chris Speier took a leave of absence to tend to personal business.

Majors | #2006#Chicago Cubs#Organization Reports

Diamondbacks Organization Report

Jack Magruder -Premium Content

The Diamondbacks believed Carlos Quentin was major league-ready after watching him in spring training, but there simply was no room for him in a crowded, veteran outfield. Quentin validated the organization's judgment—and challenged major league history—when he made his first trip to the big leagues after coming up from Triple-A Tucson to replace injured veteran Tony Clark.

Majors | #2006#Arizona Diamondbacks#Organization Reports

Reds Fine-Tune, Add Hollandsworth

Jim Callis -

The Reds aren't making blockbusters, but they continue to pull off minor deals to add depth as they try to hold onto the National League wild-card lead, which they currently share with the Dodgers. On Wednesday, they picked up Todd Hollandsworth from the Indians for either a player to be named or cash. The deal later was resolved with cash considerations.

Majors | #2006#Trade Central

Arizona Turns To Hernandez For Boost

Jim Callis -

With the Diamondbacks one game back in the National League wild-card race and two out in the NL West hunt, they're looking for someone to put them over the top. They hope Livan Hernandez can give them that boost after trading for him on Monday, sending Double-A pitching prospects Garrett Mock and Matt Chico to the Nationals in a waiver-wire deal. Washington also included roughly $2 million to cover most of Hernandez' remaining salary this year.

Majors | #2006#Trade Central

Trap’s View

Paul Trap's latest cartoon comments on Major League Baseball's decision to exclude Buck O'Neil from its list of celebrated Negro League inductees.

Majors | #2006#Trap's View