>> Tigers Acquire Cubs' Baker
The Detroit Tigers have acquired Jeff Baker from the Chicago Cubs for two minor leaguers to be named later.
Baker, who has played first base, second base and in the outfield this year, hit .269 in 54 games for the Cubs. He gives the Tigers some extra depth and another right-handed hitter. His role will likely be similar to what Ryan Raburn was being asked to do. Raburn is on the disabled list with a sprained right thumb, and he's hitting .172.
Detroit general manager Dave Dombrowski said Sunday the Tigers had claimed Baker off waivers and were able to work out a deal with Chicago. He says Baker is a good fit for Detroit against left-handed pitching.
>> Cubs' Jackson, Vitters Make Debuts In Cubs Loss
Top draft picks Brett Jackson and Josh Vitters got a typical Chicago Cubs' welcome to the major leagues: Chicago blew three leads and lost 7-6 to the Los Angeles Dodgers.
The outfielder, taken with the 31st overall selection in the 2009 amateur draft, was 2 for 4 with a pair of singles and a walk. Vitters, a third baseman taken third in 2007, pinch hit in the seventh inning and flied to left.
Both were brought up Sunday from AAA Iowa.
Both are California products. Jackson was drafted from Cal-Berkeley and Vitters from Cypress High School in Cypress, Calif.