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Cubs trade Gathright to Orioles for Freel, cash

Originally Published: May 8, 2009
By ESPNChicago.com

The Chicago Cubs have traded outfielder Joey Gathright to the Baltimore Orioles for infielder/outfielder Ryan Freel and cash considerations.

Gathright, 28, has cleared waivers, and will be sent to Class AAA Norfolk.

Freel, 33, has been on the disabled list since being hit in the head with a pick-off attempt on April 20. He's played just nine games this season and is currently on the 15-day disabled list.

Because Freel is on the DL, the Cubs don't have to clear space on their ...

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