Andres Blanco Dealt from Chicago Cubs To Texas Rangers

Posted: 28th March 2010 by TAB BAMFORD in MLB
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In a minor move that is nonetheless surprising, the Chicago Cubs dealt backup middle infielder Andres Blanco to the Texas Rangers on Saturday for a player to be named or cash. Blanco, who will turn 26 on April 11, was the best defensive middle infielder on the Cubs major league roster, but was a lightweight at the plate. In 2009, Blanco batted just .259 with one home run and 12 runs batted in from 123 at bats in 53 games in Chicago. The Cubs are now one week from beginning their season with a relatively thin infield again. It appears Mike Fontenot will win the starting second base job for a second consecutive season, with Jeff Baker now headed to the bench as the utility infielder. Kevin Millar is also making a push for a reserve role. Tyler Colvin will make the trip north as the Cubs' fif ...

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