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Late in the evening, the Monarchs and Cougars completed a four player deal that sent power hitter Jermoy Burnitz and pitcher Aaron Sele to the Cougars, in exchange for shortstop Tony Batista and pitcher Sterling Hitchock. Both sides were excited with the deal. "We are very, very happy to add Sterling Hitchcock to our staff. He will definately help us.", said Monarchs GM Jorge Santiago.