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|Giants Acquire Fontenot from Cubs
|SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- The San Francisco Giants looked only as far as the visitor's clubhouse to add infield depth, acquiring Mike Fontenot from the Chicago Cubs on Wednesday night.
Fontenot was still in Cubs gear just more than two hours before game time, ready to make the short walk across the ballpark -- all of about 500 feet. He was available for the Giants off the bench.
San Francisco sent speedy Class-A center fielder Evan Crawford to the Cubs, who weren't sure yet at which level Crawford would play.
The Giants were in negotiations with the Cubs to acquire Fontenot at the July 31 trade deadline. Talks picked up between Cubs general manager Jim Hendry and Giants GM Brian Sabean after San Francisco shortstop Edgar Renteria strained his left biceps and went on the disabled list.
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