Jeff Baker Trade: Cubs Send Infielder To Detroit Tigers For 2 PTBNL

CHICAGO - APRIL 12: Jeff Baker #28 of the Chicago Cubs hiuts a two run home run in the 4th inning against the Milwaukee Brewers on Opening Day at Wrigley Field on April 12, 2010 in Chicago, Illinois. The Cubs defeated the Brewers 9-5. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

The Chicago Cubs traded Jeff Baker to the Detroit Tigers for two players to be named.

The Chicago Cubs announced on Sunday afternoon that infielder Jeff Baker has been traded to the Detroit Tigers for two players to be named later. This came on the heels of the Cubs making a couple of other roster transactions that included calling up third baseman Josh Vitters and outfielder Brett Jackson.

Baker has been a versatile player for the Cubs since joining the team in 2009, having played first, second and third base and the outfield. This season, Baker is hitting .269/.306/.448 with four home runs and 20 RBI in 54 games. In his four-year career with the Cubs, Baker's triple-slash line is .280/.326/.421 with 15 home runs and 85 RBI over 283 games.

On July 2, 2009, the Cubs traded Al Alburquerque to the Colorado Rockies for Jeff Baker. Alburquerque never made it with the Rockies, but he reached the majors in 2011 with the Tigers. However, injury has prevented him from playing yet this season.

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