The Cubs have acquired catcher Jason Kendall from the Oakland A’s for catcher Rob Bowen and minor league lefty Jerry Blevins. Kendall has had a rough season as he is only 66 for 292 (.226 avg, .542 OPS) with 24 runs scored, 2 homers and 22 RBIs. Kendall will likely bat 7th for the Cubs and he is a much better hitter than he has shown this season so look for him to hit well for the Cubs. Rob Bowen didn’t make a good impression for the Cubs as he only played in 10 games for them and he was 2 for 31 (.065 avg, .264 OPS) with 3 runs scored and 2 RBIs. In 40 games this season with the Padres and Cubs, Bowen is 24 for 113 (.212 avg, .661 OPS) with 15 runs scored, 2 homers, 13 RBIs. Bowen has whiffed an incredible 41 times so far this season. Blevins was 3-3 with 9 saves, a 1.32 ERA and an 0.95 WHIP in 39 games of A and AA ball.