The Cubs made a pair of trades yesterday, getting OF Ben Grieve from the Brewers and acquiring backup C Mike DiFelice from the Tigers.
The deals came on the final day for teams to obtain players and have them be eligible for postseason rosters.
Chicago sent a player to be named and cash to the Brewers for Grieve. The Cubs gave up a player to be named for DiFelice. Grieve, 28, hit .261 with seven homers and 29 RBI for Milwaukee.
* ON THE WAY UP: Severna Park's Gavin Floyd, the fourth overall pick in the 2001 draft by Philadelphia, will be called up by the Phillies this week when rosters are expanded. Floyd, 21, a 2001 graduate of Mount St. Joseph (Baltimore), will make his major league debut Friday in a home game against the Mets.
Floyd, considered one of the Phillies' top pitching prospects, began the season at Class AA Reading and had the Eastern League's second-best ERA before being called up to AAA Scranton-Wilkes Barre in late July. The right-hander is 1-3 with a 4.99 ERA in five games with the Red Barons.
* CHANGE OF PLANS: Top Arizona draft pick Stephen Drew decided to withdraw from classes at Florida State and continue contract negotiations with the Diamondbacks. Drew, who was selected with the 15th pick in June's amateur draft, signed up for classes last week but wasn't scheduled to attend until yesterday.
* KARSAY SET: Reliever Steve Karsay, 32, will be activated by the Yankees today after missing nearly two seasons because of injuries.
-- From News Services and Staff Reports