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The Chicago Cubs designated Ryan Freel for assignment yesterday, a move necessary to make room for newly-acquired Jeff Baker. Freel was fairly terrible as a Cub, so the move is not altogether surprising.

In a related story, the Tribune had this strange comment:

Baker gives the Cubs some right-handed pop off the bench, at little expense. Minor league pitcher Al Alburquerque is years from proving he can pitch at the major league level, and Baker is one of five Rockies players in history to hit home runs in three consecutive at-bats, a list that includes Comcast Sports Net analyst Todd Hollandsworth. Hardball.

Oh, well then. I mean, Alburquerque is years away, but Baker has hit home runs in three-consecutive at bats!

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