Womack, Young eager to join race

Tony Womack is the latest testament to Dusty Baker's love affair with aging ballplayers.

Updated: August 20, 2003, 10:45 AM ET
By Jim Baker
Two contending teams grabbed players for their second base needs yesterday and while neither got a superstar in the deal, one of them got the somewhat superior product. The Cubs brought in Tony Womack from Colorado and the Giants, looking to fill the gap left by the injury to Ray Durham, did somewhat better by acquiring Eric Young from Milwaukee.

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