Andres Blanco Traded To The Texas Rangers.

Patrick SchaeferCorrespondent IMarch 27, 2010

MESA, AZ - MARCH 01:  Andres Blanco of the Chicago Cubs poses for a photo during Spring Training Media Photo Day at Fitch Park on March 1, 2010 in Mesa, Arizona.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
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    Andres Blanco was traded to the Texas Rangers, for a player to be named later or cash. Andres, is a career back up, he excells with the glove, but not so much in the hitting department.

This is very good news for the Cubs, since Blanco was out of minor league options and likely to be released. The Cubs will now get something back for Blanco rather than just releasing him. This also opens up a spot on the Cubs 40 man roster.

Mike Fontenot, who will likely be the Cubs the starting second baseman, will also be the back up at shortstop for the Cubs. Cubs prospect Darwin Barney got an extended look this spring, and projects to be a utility infielder, he could be added to the cubs 40 man roster for infield depth.

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