7/2 Cubs get Baker; Freel gone
The Cubs acquired infielder Jeff Baker from the Rockies for MInor League pitcher Al Alburquerque. To make room on the roster, infielder Ryan Freel was designated for assignment. Baker, 28, batted .268 with 22 doubles, one triple, 12 homers and 48 RBIs in 104 games last year. He played second, first, third and right field.
He’s been limited this season to 12 games because of a sprained left hand. He had been on the DL since April 29 but had been on a rehab assignment. Baker will be in uniform Thursday night for the Cubs.
— Carrie Muskat