Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Twins acquire Craig Monroe

The Minnesota Twins announced today that they have acquired outfielder Craig Monroe from the Chicago Cubs for a player to be named later.

In August, the Tigers designated Monroe for assignment during a disappointing season and after he had been replaced by Marcus Thames in left field. Nearly one week later, Detroit traded Monroe to the Cubs for a player to be named.

Look for more on this in tomorrow's Pioneer Press.

Monroe's stats from the Twins press release ...

Monroe, 30, batted .219 (86-for-392) with 23 doubles, 12 home runs and 59 rbi in 122 games last season (99 with Detroit and 23 with Chicago). He was traded from the Tigers to the Cubs on August 22, 2007. In 2006, he batted .255 (138-for-541) with 35 doubles, two triples, 28 home runs and 92 rbi for the Tigers.

The 6-foot-1, 205-pounder has a career batting average of .256 (628-for-2499) with 135 doubles, nine triples, 104 home runs and 388 rbi in 722 games.