Sunday, January 18, 2009

Fox Sports Reports Garrett Olson Has Been Traded For Felix Pie..

Fox Sports Ken Rosenthal has reported that the Orioles have traded Garrett Olson for Felix Pie -- a player that Andy MacPhail has always coveted.

The Cubs have reached agreement with the Orioles on a deal that will send Pie to Baltimore for left-hander Garrett Olson and Class A right-hander Henry Williamson, according to major-league sources.

Pie, rated the Cubs' No. 1 prospect by Baseball America in 2007, has yet to prove he can hit in the majors, batting .223 with a .284 on-base percentage in 287 career plate appearances.

Olson, the 48th overall pick in the 2005 draft, could fit for the Cubs as a middle reliever if lefty Sean Marshall moves into the team's rotation.

The Padres wanted Olson as part of a three-team trade for Jake Peavy earlier this off-season, and could ask for him again from the Cubs if those talks revive.

*special tip of the hat for Ian from Sox and Dawgs for alerting me about this...

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