Barrett traded to Padres; Sosa homer

Rob Bowen
(Tony Gutierrez/
AP Photo)
Michael Barrett
(Lenny Ignelzi/
AP Photo)

Yesterday the Cubs traded Michael Barrett to San Diego Padres for backup catcher Rob Bowen and minor league outfielder Kyler Burke. Barrett batting .256 with nine HRs and 29 RBIs, has had problems defensively and dugout exchanges with Zambrano and Rich Hill this month. Rob Bowen is batting .268 with two HRs and 11 RBIs in 30 games for the Padres this season.


(Tony Gutierrez/AP Photo)

Sammy Sosa became the fifth player to joined the 600-homerun club by “slamming” one off his former team. Sosa played from 1992-2004, winning the 1998 NL MVP award and making seven All-Star teams while hitting 545 homers with Chicago. Sosa hit a solo shot in the center field after a 1-2 pitch off Jason Marquis former St. Louis Cardinals player. After the game “It was something that cannot be explained,” Sosa said. “Getting my 600th against the Chicago Cubs, and my first team (was) the Texas Rangers. It’s like everything clicked. My emotions, I don’t know what they are.”

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About Anthony Lasala

When i'm not playing sports video games, you might spot me playing Yu Gi Oh 5DS on Xbox Live.

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