Jacques Jones for Omar Infante?

An MLBTR reader passed on this tidbit he heard on ESPN 1000‘s coverage of the GM meetings.  The rumor would be the Cubs sending Jacques Jones to Detroit for Omar Infante.  The report mentioned both sides are staying in touch on the matter.  It’s not major news, but if it’s whispered…

Infante’s listed as an infielder, spending most of his time at 2B.  He made $1.3MM in 2007 and he’ll be 27 next season.  The Tigers have a bit of a logjam in their infield as is and despite being regarded as a utility-guy, Infante has potential starter value that the Tigers could shop.  Jones, the established outfielder, makes $5MM in his final contract year next season and will be 32.  Trading Jones would open up the Cubs OF for Kosuke Fukudome, should they pursue him.


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