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|Cubs, Rangers Make Trade
|PHOENIX (AP) -- The Texas Rangers have acquired second baseman Andres Blanco from the Chicago Cubs for a player to be named or cash.
The deal was announced Saturday.
Blanco was unlikely to make Chicago's 25-man roster and he was out of options. In 2009, his 10th professional season and first with the Cubs, Blanco batted .252 with one homer and 12 RBIs in 123 at-bats.
He sprained his knee early in spring training and was limited to nine at-bats.
Rangers manager Ron Washington says he still needs a utility infielder to spell Ian Kinsler and Elvis Andrus.
In 131 career major league games, including 78 during three short stints with the Kansas City Royals, Blanco batted .252 with one homer and 31 RBIs.
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