According to a report on ESPN.com from Buster Olney, the Cubs traded Michael Barrett to the Padres on Wednesday morning. Details have the trade have not been released and ESPN is the only source reporting the trade as of 9:00am C.T. There has not been an announcement made as to which player or players the Cubs will receive for Barrett.
Updated – 9:18am – The Cubs will receive Rob Bowen and Kyler Burke a minor league outfielder according to a report from Ken Rosenthal on FoxSports.com for Michael Barrett.
Will update once more information is available….
Update – 9:18am C.T. – According to ESPN 1000 in Chicago, Rob Bowen will be the Cubs new everyday catcher and the Cubs will pay some of Barrett’s salary for the season. The deal has not been made official, the two teams are still working out the cash considerations.
Kyler Burke played rookie ball in Arizona last season for the Padres. Here is Burke’s page from the Baseball Cube.