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GameCast: Fontenot traded.

The Cubs play the Giants tonight. And Mike Fontenot will be on the other side of the diamond.

Fontleroy was traded to the Giants this evening. In exchange, the Cubs receive Evan Crawford, a center fielder at the single A level that just turned 22 (happy birthday, your new team sucks!). In 156 career games, Crawford has a .706 OPS. This year, the man has 12 doubles, 12 triples, and four home runs, plus 24 steals in 477 plate appearances.

But before you get too excited, let Kevin Goldstein from Baseball Prospectus wake you up with a little dose of reality. Says Goldstein on Twitter:

If anything was special about Evan Crawford, he
wouldn't be coming over in a post-deadline deal for Mike Fontenot."

Well said, Kevin!

Darwin Barney is on his way up from Iowa. He will replace Mike Fontenot on the major league roster. That gives us: Berg, Cashner, Coleman, Diamond, Mateo, Russell, Castillo, Castro, and Colvin -- NINE rookies -- on the active roster right now.

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