There is never a boring day at 1060 West Addison. Several reports on Tuesday afternoon stated the Cubs had traded Jacque Jones, cash and a PTBNL to the Florida Marlins for a Class-A prospect. Jones had not been informed of the deal according to Ken Rosenthal and the deal hit what Rosenthal called a “major snag”. Jones was in uniform and in the dugout on Tuesday night against the Rockies.
Ryan Dempster was placed on the 15-day DL retroactive to Saturday with a strained left oblique likely ending his first half of the season. Dempster would be eligible to come off the DL on July 7th. To make room for Billy Petrick on the 40-man roster, the Cubs transferred Wade Miller to the 60-day DL. According to a report from Paul Sullivan, Jim Hendry said, “It wasn’t really a good deal for us.” According to the Palm Beach Post the deal that would have sent Jones to the Marlins made it to the commissioner’s office and the deal would have been Jones, a PTBNL and $1 million dollars for a Class-A prospect from the Greensboro Grasshoppers. The Palm Beach Post stated the Marlins probably wanted the Cubs to pay more of Jones’ salary than the reported million dollars.