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Cubs Trade Fukudome For Prospects

The Chicago Cubs Thursday have traded outfielder Kosuke Fukudome to the Cleveland Indians for two minor league prospects.

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Fukudome signed with the Cubs in 2007 and this season is hitting .273 with three homeruns. In his Cubs career, Fukudome hit .268 in his 513 games for the Cubs.

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The Indians in return have sent the Cubs Minor leaguers Abner Abreu (OF) and pitcher Carlton Smith.

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To fill Fukudome’s roster spot, the Cubs have recalled Tyler Colvin from Triple-A Iowa.