Around the Majors: Cubs-Tigers trade

1) The Cubs traded P Kyle Farnsworth to the Tigers for P Roberto Novoa, 3B Scott Moore and OF Bo Flowers.

After 7.33 ERA/-17 RSAA and 3.30 ERA/8 RSAA seasons, Farnsworth had a 4.73 ERA/-1 RSAA in 72 games. He has a 4.78 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.42, and -19 RSAA in 343 games.

Novoa had a 5.57 ERA/-3 RSAA in his first 16 career games.

2) According to the Chicago Sun-Times, the Cubs are interested in A’s P Octavio Dotel.

3) The Tigers signed P Jason Grilli to a minor league contract, with an invitation to spring training.

Grilli had a 7.40 ERA/-12 RSAA in 8 starts with the 2004 Whitesox.

4) The Royals signed OF Brian Hunter to a minor league contract, with an invitation to spring training.

Hunter, who was out of the majors in 2004, has -115 RCAA/.660 OPS in 1000 career games.

5) The Diamondbacks signed P Donovan Osborne to a minor league contract, with an invitation to spring training.

Osborne has a 4.03 ERA/-3 RSAA in 163 career games, including a 7.13 ERA/-5 RSAA in 9 games (2 starts) with the 2004 Yankees.

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