Signs that Aramis Ramirez' dislocated shoulder might be longer-lasting than expected: the Cubs traded for Jeff Baker
, according to Yahoo Sports. Baker was used as a utility infielder last year, amassing a career-high .268/.322/.468 line in 333 plate appearances, appearing mostly at second and first with some time at third and in the outfield. It's unknown what the return will be.
Update: The Cubs have DFA'd Ryan Freel, according to an unsourced report from Al Yellon.
A fan post at Purple Row cites the return as Andy Alburquerque according to a report by Bruce Levine of ESPN Chicago.
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