3/27 Blanco to Rangers
The Cubs have traded infielder Andres Blanco to the Rangers for a player to be named later or cash considerations on Saturday. Blanco was batting .667 in seven games. He had been slowed this spring because of a sprained right knee. The move means the Cubs feel confident Mike Fontenot can handle shortstop and could help in terms of deciding the final bench spots.
– Carrie Muskat