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Barrett accepts one-year deal

Updated: December 21, 2003, 3:43 PM ET
Associated Press

CHICAGO -- The Chicago Cubs cleared up their logjam at catcher Sunday, signing Michael Barrett and then trading veteran Damian Miller and cash to the Oakland Athletics.

The deal ends a whirlwind week for Barrett, who was on three teams in six days. The Montreal Expos traded him to Oakland on Monday, and the A's turned around and shipped him to Chicago on Tuesday.

"We've always liked him," Cubs general manager Jim Hendry said. "Dick Pole was the pitching coach in Montreal in 2002, and Dick ...

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