Colorado Rockies' Ian Stewart, Casey Weathers Traded To Chicago Cubs For Tyler Colvin, D.J. LeMahieu

The Colorado Rockies and Chicago Cubs had been in talks regarding Rockies third baseman Ian Stewart, and those talks apparently came to fruition on Thursday, as the Denver Post's Troy Renck is reporting that Colorado traded Ian Stewart and Casey Weathers to the Cubs for Tyler Colvin and D.J. LeMahieu

Stewart had a difficult year in 2011, hitting just .156/.243/.221 in 48 games with the big club. Colvin had his struggles as well, hitting .150/.204/.306 with the Cubs. LeMahieu is a 22-year-old infielder who hit .286/.328/.366 for Chicago's triple-A affiliate last season. Renck says LeMahieu will compete at  second and third in the spring and Colvin will probably get some time at first base in addition to the outfield.

The fourth member of the deal, Casey Weathers, is a 26-year-old relief pitcher who spent 2011 with Colorado's double-A affiliate.

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