The Cubs seem to be taking a collection of bad utility infielders. Theriot, Fontenot, Cedeno, Infante are all on their roster at this point. Nick Punto........come on down!According to the Minneapolis Star Tribune, the Twins are close to acquiring Craig Monroe from the Cubs.
The newspaper reports that the deal could become official as soon as Tuesday, with the Cubs said to be getting a player to be named later. Monroe made $4.8 million in 2007 and is set to get a raise in arbitration, which makes him overpriced given his career 749 OPS, which includes a weak .303 on-base percentage. Monroe could see regular at-bats while splitting time with Jason Kubel between left field and designated hitter.