Rockies send Stewart, Weathers to Cubs
The Colorado Rockies have reportedly traded two former first-round picks, infielderand right-handed pitcher , to the Chicago Cubs for outfielder Tyler Colvin and infielder DJ LeMahieu.
Stewart, the 10th overall pick in the 2003 draft, hit .156 with no home runs and six RBI for the Rockies in 2011 and spent most of the season at Triple-A Colorado Springs. Weathers, the 8th overall pick in 2007, has had a rocky return from Tommy John surgery and battled control at Double-A Tulsa, where he walked 48 batters in 45 2/3 innings.
Colvin, like Stewart and Weathers is a former first-round pick, the 13th player taken in 2006. After a solid rookie season in 2010 during which he hit .254 with 20 home runs and 56 RBI, the 26-year-old outfielder fell off last year and hit .150 with six home runs and 20 RBI.
LeMahieu, 23, a second-round pick in 2009, played second base, third base and shortstop in the minors. He hit .319 with five home runs and 50 RBI while splitting time between Double-A and Triple-A in 2011 and hit . 250 in 37 games in a brief major-league appearances in June and September.