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Cubs acquire former All-Star catcher Kendall

Updated: July 17, 2007, 10:56 AM ET
Associated Press

CHICAGO -- The Chicago Cubs acquired veteran catcher Jason Kendall in a trade with Oakland on Monday that they hope will prepare them for the postseason.

The A's, who also sent cash to Chicago, received catcher Rob Bowen and minor league left-hander Jerry Blevens. Kendall is making $13.4 million in the final year of a six-year, $60 million contract he signed with the Pittsburgh Pirates in 2002.

Kendall, a .298 career hitter in 12 major league seasons with Pittsburgh ...

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