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Friday, September 4, 2009
Diamond to Cubs per MLBTR
"The Cubs acquired righty Thomas Diamond from the Rangers, MLBTR has learned. Diamond, the 10th overall pick in the 2004 draft, was designated for assignment Tuesday by Texas. He had Tommy John surgery in '07, and has struggled with his control since. Diamond has worked as a reliever most of this year. Cubs assistant GM Randy Bush coached Diamond at the University of New Orleans, by the way."
No word on the return, likely an low-A type prospect (think Hamburger)...
TX get's nothing in the deal as Diamond was simply claimed off of waivers and awarded to the cubs. Not a lot of value there it would appear.