Tigers send Single A pitcher Marcelo Carreno and cash to Cubs to complete Jeff Baker trade

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The Tigers named Single A pitcher Marcelo Carreno as the PTBL in the Jeff Baker trade.

It's taken a couple of months to play out, but the failed Jeff Baker trade is finally complete.

The Detroit Tigers have sent right-hand pitcher Marcelo Carreno and cash considerations to the Chicago Cubs, completing their trade for Baker.

When the deal for the 31 year old utility man originally went down on Aug. 5th, the Tigers agreed to send the Cubs 2 minor league players to be named later by Oct. 31st. Instead of a 2nd PTBNL, the Cubs accepted cash along with Carreno.

Carreno is a 21 year old starting pitcher who has spent the past 2 seasons with the Single A West Michigan Whitecaps. Considered one of the Tigers' top 20 prospects, Carreno was 9-8 with a 3.23 ERA in 27 starts with the Whitecaps this season.

Expected to give the Tigers right-handed pop off the bench, Baker was a major disappointment, hitting .200 with just 4 RBI in 15 games. Baker was designated for assignment on Aug 31st in order to make room for rookie Avisail Garcia. Later that day Baker was traded to the Atlanta Braves for a PTBNL, who turned out to be Single A right-handed pitcher Greg Ross.

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