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Orioles trade Trachsel

Posted by Nick Cafardo, Globe Staff  August 31, 2007 01:54 PM

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The Orioles have traded righthanded pitcher Steve Trachsel to the Chicago Cubs for third baseman Scott Moore and righthanded pitcher Rocky Cherry.

Trachsel, 36, went 6-8 with a 4.48 ERA in 25 starts for the Orioles this season. He allowed three earned runs or less in 17 of his 25 starts and missed three weeks while on the disabled list with a strained gluteus muscle.

Moore, 23, has spent most of the season at AAA Iowa, batting .265 (85-321) with 19 home runs and 69 RBI. He appeared in two games for the Cubs this season, going 0-for-5. Moore also played 16 games for Chicago in 2006, batting .263 (10-36) with two home runs and 5 RBI.

Moore was originally selected by Detroit in the first round (8th overall) of the 2002 first year player draft.

Cherry, 28, has also spent most of the season at Iowa along with several stints with the Cubs. He went 2-0 with 7 saves and a 4.59 ERA in the minors.

Moore and Cherry will report to the Orioles this weekend and be added to the roster on September 1.

Material from the Baltimore Orioles was used in this report.

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