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Fri, 06 Jan 2012 11:22:01 -0800
The Chicago Cubs have acquired 1B Anthony Rizzo and P Zach Cates from the San Diego Padres for SP Andrew Cashner and OF Kyung-Min Na.
Fantasy Tip: This essentially puts the Cubbies out of the running for Prince Fielder. Rizzo will compete for the starting job in spring training at first base with Bryan LaHair, who Theo Epstein touted as a starter just yesterday. Both young lefty sticks possess plenty of pop and upside; they're both worth small investments in mixed leagues and have the potential to play a large role on any NL-only roster. Back in SD, Yonder Alonso, who was already slated to start at 1B, makes for a more comfortable investment in NL-only leagues. He's worth a minimal risk in deep mixed leagues as depth for your corner infield.