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And in 2005, he criticized then Dodgers' teammate Jeff Kent, saying he couldn't deal with black players.
The Cubs, who are on the verge of being sold and have been swept out of the playoffs in the first round the last two seasons, have had a busy offseason.
They traded popular second baseman Mark DeRosa to Cleveland and dealt right-hander Jason Marquis to Colorado. They also declined to re-sign closer Kerry Wood. They have picked up outfielder Joey Gathright and infielder Aaron Miles as free agents and acquired reliever Kevin Gregg in a trade with the Marlins. They also obtained reliever Luis Vizcaino in the trade for Marquis.
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