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Mark DeRosa traded to Cleveland Indians

Updated: April 17, 2009, 5:21 PM ET
By Bruce Levine

Both ESPN 1000 and the Cubs have had a busy day. We just learned that the North Siders have traded former Cubs second baseman and ESPN 1000 contributor, Mark DeRosa, to the Cleveland Indians for three young pitchers.

The Cubs will receive RHP Jeff Stevens, RHP Chris Archer and LHP John Gaub. All three young pitchers are strikeout artists. Stevens averaged over 13 strikeouts per nine innings pitched in his stints at double-A, and triple-A last season. Beyond saving money, the key to this ...

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