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Cubs Send Infielder to Devil Rays

August 6, 2001

CHICAGO (AP) _ The Tampa Bay Devil Rays acquired minor league infielder Jason Smith from the Chicago Cubs on Monday to complete the Fred McGriff trade.

The Devil Rays traded McGriff to the Cubs on July 27 for minor league pitcher Manny Aybar and a player to be named.

Smith, 24, appeared in two games with the Cubs this season, striking out in his only at-bat. In 70 games with Triple-A Iowa, Smith hit .233 with four home runs and 15 RBI. He was assigned to Triple-A Durham.

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