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Cubs acquire Carreno from Tigers to complete Baker trade

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Cubs acquire Carreno from Tigers to complete Baker trade

More than two months later, the Cubs acquired right-hander Marcelo Carreno from the Detroit Tigers on Tuesday to complete the Jeff Baker trade.

Carreno, 21, is another arm to add to an organization that desperately needs pitching depth. MLB.com had recently ranked Carreno as the No. 11 prospect in Detroits system.

Carreno went 9-8 with a 3.23 ERA in 27 starts for Single-A West Michigan last season. He finished with 119 strikeouts against 28 walks in 139.1 innings.

The Cubs shipped Baker a utility guy who considered himself a better fit for the National League to Detroit on Aug. 5. The Tigers designated Baker for assignment and traded him to the Atlanta Braves on Aug. 31.

The Cubs will also receive a cash consideration not another player to be named later to finish the deal.

Podcast: Albert Almora Jr. dishes on his role and the Cubs’ unsung hero that keeps things loose behind the scenes

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Podcast: Albert Almora Jr. dishes on his role and the Cubs’ unsung hero that keeps things loose behind the scenes

Albert Almora Jr. joins Kelly Crull on the Cubs Talk Podcast to weigh in on a variety of topics, including his budding bromance with rumored Cubs target Manny Machado, his expanded role and how he spends his time off away from the ballpark.

Plus, Almora has a surprise pick for the organization’s unsung hero, stating the Cubs would’ve never won the World Series without this guy.

Listen to the full Cubs Talk Podcast right here:

Bulls Talk Podcast: How NBA Draft combine impacted mock drafts

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Bulls Talk Podcast: How NBA Draft combine impacted mock drafts

On this edition of the Bulls Talk Podcast, Mark Schanowski and Kendall Gill discuss the NBA Draft and what happened at the NBA combine that shifted most experts mock drafts.

Kendall also explains why a "promise" to draft a player isn’t guaranteed. He also shares his experience on getting drafted by the Hornets and why he initially felt they were the wrong team for him.

North Carolina "News and Observer" Duke basketball beat writer Jonathan Alexander gives us his opinion on Wendell Carter and the other Duke draft prospects including why he thinks Carter will be a future all-star. Also includes an interview with Carter from the draft combine.

Listen to the full Bulls Talk Podcast right here: