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Breaking down July trades

Baseball America

Originally Published: July 31, 2005
By Jim Callis | Baseball America

Cubs land reliable contributor in Lawton July 31: Deadline Day was fairly uneventful, with just four trades, none of them monumental. The Cubs made the biggest pickup on Sunday, getting Matt Lawton from the Pirates for Jody Gerut in an exchange of outfielders who played together on the Indians in 2004.

Cleveland traded Lawton to Pittsburgh in December for Arthur Rhodes. He was having a typical Matt Lawton season for the Pirates, hitting .276/.382/.438 with 10 homers, 44 RBIs and 16 ...

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