The Cubs traded DH in training, Jason DuBois, to Cleveland for OF Jody Gerut. Gerut was a highly rated prospect for the Indians and had a pretty nice rookie season in 2003. He backslid a little in 04 and tore his ACL in Sept. He started the 05 season on the DL. He was activated on May 18th and has put up...
.267avg, .351OBP, 1HR, 11RBI
He's a lefthander and has played all over the OF in his short ML career. He has enough speed to play CF and will probably be platooned with Hairston.
Hopefully the 12th pitcher will be sent down to AAA to make room for Gerut on the 25 man roster.
After sleeping on this trade, I wonder if this means we've seen the last of Mr. Patterson in a Cubs uniform. My intuition tells me Hendry has a deal in the making, maybe Patterson for an established reliever from a team that is falling (or has fallen) out of the playoff race.