Cubs, Giants Swap Mueller, Worrell
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) _ After losing Ellis Burks to the Cleveland Indians on Sunday, the San Francisco Giants acquired pitcher Tim Worrell from the Chicago Cubs for third baseman Bill Mueller.
The Giants also reached a one-year agreement with third baseman Russ Davis, who batted .261 with nine home runs in 80 games last season. The guaranteed portion of his contract is for slightly higher than the $1 million base he earned last year, and the deal contains substantial performance bonuses.
Worrell, 33, a right-hander, brings experience to the bullpen. He split time in 2000 between the Baltimore Orioles and the Cubs. Worrell had a 3-4 record with three saves and a 2.47 ERA in 54 relief appearances for the Cubs.
He is signed through 2002 with a club option for 2003.
Mueller spent five seasons with the Giants and hit .268 last season with 10 home runs and 55 RBIs. He owned a .289 batting average in five seasons with the Giants.