Koronka Traded..Walker Named Starter..Theriot Optioned..25-Man Roster Set

John Koronka was traded to Texas on Friday as a part of a 3-way deal with the Texas Rangers and Oakland A’s. The Cubs received Freddie Bynum in return from the Oakland A’s. Bynum makes the 25-man roster. Theriot was Optioned to Iowa (AAA)

Dusty Baker also named Todd Walker the Opening Day starter at second base.

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Updated – 9:57pm C.S.T. & Updated: 10:06pm C.S.T. with the 25-Man Roster

According to ESPN.com, the Cubs traded John Koronka and a player to be named later to the Rangers for Freddie Bynum. Bynum, along with pitcher John Rheinecker, was traded earlier on Friday to the Oakland A’s for pitcher Juan Dominguez.

Updated: 10:06pm C.S.T. with 25-Man Roster

Jim Hendry (on the WGN broadcast on Friday night) just announced the Cubs optioned Ryan Theriot to Iowa (AAA) so the 25-Man Roster is set:

Pitchers: Carlos Zambrano, Greg Maddux, Glendon Rusch and Sean Marshall
Relievers: Ryan Dempster, Scott Eyre, Bobby Howry, Will Ohman, Scott Williamson, Michael Wuertz, Jerome Williams
Infielders: Derrek Lee, Todd Walker, Neifi Perez, Ronny Cedeno, Jerry Hairston, Jr., Freddie Bynum, John Mabry and Aramis Ramirez
Outfielders: Jacque Jones, Juan Pierre, Matt Murton and Angel Pagan
Catchers: Michael Barrett, Henry Blanco

Wade Miller has joined Kerry Wood and Mark Prior on the DL to start the season

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