traded to the Chicago Cubs
The Chicago Cubs
acquired Jason Kendall in a trade with Oakland.
Chicago Cubs have acquired the veteran catcher Jason Kendall in
a trade with Oakland on Monday. Oakland will receive Rob Bowen
and minor league Jerry Blevens. Kendall, a .298 career hitter in
12 major league seasons with Pittsburgh and Oakland, was batting
only .226 for the A's this season with two homers. Jason Kendall
is still making over $13 million in the last year of his
six-year contract with the Pirates, with whom he was a
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Jim Hendry, the GM of the Cubs, said the
following about the trade: "We certainly feel we're going to be
in it the rest of the way. His character and his leadership is
terrific. We feel he's still got a lot left in the tank. It's a
good fit for us, obviously it makes us better on the field and
in the clubhouse. I spoke to him about half hour ago and I can't
tell you how excited he is. He was thrilled."
The Cubs have won 16 of his last 20 games and
are second to Milwaukee in the NL Central.
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Published on 07/17/2007