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Sox trade Garland to Angels for Orlando Cabrera


The Chicago White Sox have acquired Gold Glove Award-winning shortstop Orlando Cabrera and cash considerations from the Los Angeles Angels in exchange for right-handed pitcher Jon Garland. Cabrera, 33, batted .301 (192-for-638) with 35 doubles, eight home runs, 86 RBI, career-high 101 runs scored and 20 stolen bases in 155 games with the Angels in 2007. He tied for the American League lead with 11 sacrifice hits, ranked third with 63 multi-hit games and sixth in hits. Cabrera, who was third among AL shortstops in average and RBI, led the Angels in runs scored for the second straight season, and his career-best 192 hits were the most ever by an Angels shortstop. Cabrera, 5-foot-9 and 185 pounds, earned his second career Rawlings Gold Glove Award in 2007 after leading all AL shortstops in fielding percentage (.983) for the second time in the last three seasons. Cabrera's .982 fielding percentage over the last three seasons tops all AL shortstops. Cabrera is a career .273 (1,446-for-5,301) hitter with 341 doubles, 97 home runs, 627 RBI, 165 stolen bases and 706 runs scored over 11 major-league seasons with Montreal (1997-2004), Boston (2004) and the Angels (2005-07). He ranks fifth in the major leagues with 277 doubles since 2001, including a career-high 45 in 2006. Cabrera has stolen 20 or more bases five times. Cabrera tied the major-league record for shortstops with a .988 fielding percentage in 2005 and won a Gold Glove Award with Montreal in 2001. He has 27 games of postseason experience and was a member of the 2004 World Champion Boston Red Sox.

BTW, the Sox released the 2008 Spring Training schedule.