Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Donnels Moves From Cubs to 'Topes.(State)

Byline: From Journal Reports

The Florida Marlins have purchased the contract of Chris Donnels from the Chicago Cubs organization and assigned him to Albuqueruque.

To make room on the Isotopes roster, outfielder and backup catcher Chris Ashby has been placed on the disabled list. The team said Ashby has a right quadriceps strain.

Donnels is a former Albuqueruque Duke. The Los Angeles native played for the 2000 Dukes, hitting .328 with 27 homers and 84 RBI before getting a call-up to the Dodgers that season.

The Dukes franchise was sold and moved to Portland, Ore., at the end of the 2000 season, leaving Albuquerque without professional baseball for two years. …

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