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Cubs trade DeRosa to Indians

Updated: December 31, 2008, 8:12 PM ET
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CLEVELAND -- Mark DeRosa, who had been rumored to be a part of three- and four-team scenarios in the Jake Peavy trade talks, is finally headed out of Chicago -- but not in a deal for the San Diego Padres' ace.

DeRosa has been traded to the Cleveland Indians for minor league pitchers Jeff Stevens, Chris Archer and John Gaub. DeRosa will likely slide into Cleveland's opening at third base.

"We're going to take advantage of his versatility," Indians general manager Mark Shapiro ...

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