This morning the Northsiders dealt Matt Lawton to the Yankees for minor league pitcher Justin Berg. In addition to this Scott McClain is coming up from Iowa.
Lawton's time with the Cubs was short. The Cubs acquired the outfielder for Jody Gerut from Pittsburgh on July 31st. Lawton was a disappointment with the Cubs. He did not provide the spark at the lineup the Cubs expected. The real bummer was the lack of hustle from Lawton in the field.
Berg is a right handed pitcher(an Antigo, WI native) selected by the Yankees in the 43rd round of the 2003 June Amateur Draft. This year at Class-A Staten Island the 21 year old has started 9 games. In 14 appearances he has pithced 55.2 Innings, allowed 44 Hits, 22 Runs, 19 Earned Runs, 19 Walks, 48 Strikeouts, 3.53 ERA.
So, Lawton's gone...can Walker and Holly follow?