Well, Penn product Mark DeRosa was traded by the Chicago Cubs. But not to the Phillies and not as part of a multi-team arrangement involving San Diego ace Jake Peavy, as had been rumored during the winter meetings.
Instead, DeRosa is heading to Cleveland. He was traded for minor league pitchers Jeff Stevens, Chris Archer and John Gaub and now could become the Indians' starting third baseman.
DeRosa hit .285 with 21 home runs and drove in 87 runs for the Cubs last season.