According to a report from Yahoo Sports, the Cubs have acquired Jeff Baker from the Colorado Rockies.
Updated – 11:14am C.T. – Bruce Levine confirms the deal with the Cubs sending Class-A pitcher Alberto Alburquerque to the Rockies for Jeff Baker. Baker is expected to be in uniform for the Cubs on Thursday night. Another roster move will have to be made before game time.
Updated – 12:20pm C.T. – Ryan Freel Designated for Assignment
According to an official release from the team, the Cubs DFA’d Ryan Freel on Thursday in order to make room for Jeff Baker on the active roster. The Cubs have ten days to trade Freel or outright release him.
Jeff Baker, an infielder, went on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to April 27 and was transferred to the 60-day DL on May 24. He began a minor league rehab assignment June 19.
Yahoo Sports is the only mainstream source reporting the trade at this point and no word on what the Cubs will have to give up …
Stay Tuned … Will update when more information becomes available.