Andres Blanco Dealt from Chicago Cubs To Texas Rangers

March 28, 2010 by  

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 starti...

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