Breaking: Cubs Trade Mike Fontenot to Giants for A Ball Outfielder

Breaking news: the Chicago Cubs have sent infielder Mike Fontenot across the diamond to the San Francisco Giants for Single A outfielder Evan Crawford, according to various sources.

The Giants unsuccessfully tried to acquire Fontenot before the non-waiver trade deadline. More details as they become available.

UPDATE: Crawford was the Giants 9th round pick last year, and although he put up decent numbers in Low A ball last year, he’s struggled this year in A ball. He just turned 22 last week, and is a speedy centerfielder.

UPDATE 2: AAA Iowa infielder Darwin Barney will finally get his shot in the bigs as a utility infielder, where he likely has a productive future. We’ll have some more on Barney tomorrow.

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2 responses to “Breaking: Cubs Trade Mike Fontenot to Giants for A Ball Outfielder”

  1. Jared Sipes

    Ha! I read the headline to mean that they traded Fontenot for one of the ball-boys that stands on the foul line shagging foul balls. Not quite sure why. Guess I thought it was a joke. Glad to see we’re shedding some of these guys that weren’t actually bringing anything to the table.