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Cubs deal Miller to Oakland, sign Barrett

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Chicago, IL (Sports Network) - The Chicago dealt catcher and cash considerations to the Oakland for a player to be named later, and inked recently-acquired catcher to a one-year contract on Sunday. The 35-year-old Miller batted .233 with nine homers and 36 RBI in 114 games for the in 2003. Miller has also played for the and in his seven-year pro career.

The A's acquired Barrett from Montreal on December 15 for minor league pitcher Brett Price and a player to be named, and the next day traded Barrett to the for a player to be named.

On Sunday, Chicago signed the 27-year-old catcher to a contract, presumably ending the six-year veteran's whirlwind off-season.

Barrett hit just .208 with 10 home runs and 30 RBI in 70 games for Montreal last year. He spent nearly six weeks on the disabled list with a right hip flexor strain and also fractured his left index finger while on a rehab assignment.

He broke into the majors with the in 1998 and is a career .253 hitter with 38 homers and 193 RBI.

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