Found January 06, 2012 on ESPN:
The Cubs acquired Anthony Rizzo from the Padres in a deal that sends right-hander Andrew Cashner to San Diego.

Cubs trade P Cashner to Padres for minor leaguers

The Chicago Cubs traded righthander Andrew Cashner to the San Diego Padres for a pair of minor leaguers Friday. Cashner had nearly his entire 2011 season wiped out by injury. He suffered a shoulder strain after his first start and was sidelined for five minutes. The 25-year-old Cashner made six relief appearances in September and finished the season with a 1.69 ERA in 10 2/3 innings...

MLB -- Anthony Rizzo for Andrew Cashner deal breakdown

The Cubs-Padres trade of four young players, including two minor leaguers and one guy who just barely retained his rookie status for 2012, came about ...

Trade should benefit both Rizzo, Cashner

The four-player trade between the Cubs and Padres on Friday breathes new life into the career of Anthony Rizzo, who heads to the friendly confines of Wrigley Field, while Cashner moves to a pitcher's haven, Petco Park.

Cubs trade righty Andrew Cashner to Padres for Anthony Rizzo

CHICAGO - The Cubs have traded right-hander Andrew Cashner to the San Diego Padres for first baseman Anthony Rizzo...

Cubs give up Cashner for Padres' Rizzo

22-year-old first baseman expected to provide power for years to comeFirst baseman Anthony Rizzo may be the left-handed hitting slugger the Cubs have been trying to develop since Rafael Palmeiro was traded to the Rangers 24 years ago.

Pads deal top 1B prospect to Cubs

The Chicago Cubs have acquired first base prospect Anthony Rizzo from the Padres today in a four-player deal that sends former first-round pick Andrew Cashner to the West Coast.Rizzo, a lefty-hitting slugger drafted by Boston under now-Cub Theo Epstein's regime and acquired by San Diego last winter as part of the prospect package in the Adrian Gonzalez trade, is expected to be...

Swapping Prospects

The Cubs send pitching prospect Andrew Cashner to the Padres for Anthony Rizzo: The Cubs also acquired pitching prospect Zach Cates, 22, a right-hander Cubs executives Hoyer and Jason McLeod drafted in 2010 while with the Padres – paying him over-slot bonus money to sign him after signability concerns dropped the coveted pitcher to the third round. Cates went 4-10 with a 4.73...

Jed Hoyer Loves Anthony Rizzo

Anthony Rizzo joins a Jed Hoyer organization for the third time since being drafted in 2007. To read the rest of the post, be sure to visit us at

Daily Friar 1.7.12

  If you haven't heard by now, Josh Byrnes has made another trade. While I have liked most of the trades he has pulled off so far (read that as all the trades), I am not too sure about this one. Rizzo and Cates to the Cubs for Cashner and Na. I guess it has the possibility of working out for both sides, but we'll have to wait and see. I just know though that Anthony is...
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