Cubs-Tigers complete Baker trade

October, 16, 2012
10/16/12
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Padilla By Doug Padilla
ESPNChicago.com
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CHICAGO -- The Chicago Cubs completed the Aug. 5 trade that sent Jeff Baker to the Detroit Tigers by acquiring right-hander Marcelo Carreno.

The 21-year-old was ranked the No. 11 prospect in the Tigers’ organization in the 2012 MLB.com prospect watch.

Carreno went 9-8 with a 3.23 ERA in 139 1/3 innings (27 starts) for Single-A West Michigan. He had just 28 walks.

Baker was originally sent to the contending Tigers for two players to be named later, but the Cubs agreed to take Carreno and a cash consideration.

Baker had just seven hits in 35 at-bats for the Tigers before he was moved to the Braves on Aug. 31. With Atlanta, he had two hits in 19 at-bats over 14 games.

Doug Padilla

Chicago White Sox beat reporter
Doug joined ESPN Chicago in July 2010 and covers the Chicago White Sox for ESPNChicago.com and ESPN Radio 1000.

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