Barrett traded to Padres for two players

Updated: June 20, 2007, 10:37 PM ET
Associated Press

CHICAGO -- Michael Barrett left the fighting confines of Wrigley Field for laid-back San Diego.

The Chicago Cubs traded the embattled catcher and cash to the NL West-leading Padres on Wednesday for backup catcher Rob Bowen and minor league outfielder Kyler Burke.

Barrett, batting .256 with nine homers and 29 RBIs, has had problems defensively and also been involved in two dugout exchanges this month with Cubs pitchers.

He and Carlos Zambrano ...

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