Cubs Close to Signing Simontacchi

Cubs Expected to Announce Signing of Jason Simontacchi

According to reports in the Daily Herald, Chicago Sun-Times and Chicago Tribune this morning, the Cubs are expected to sign former St. Louis Cardinals right-hander, Jason Simontacchi with an invite to Spring Training. Simontacchi went 11-5 with a 4.02 ERA in 2002 and 9-5 with a 5.56 ERA in 2003. Simontacchi is 32 and underwent shoulder surgery after the 2004 season and spent last year rehabbing. Here is Simontacchi’s stats from the Baseball Cube.

Also the same reports mentioned another possible signing with a Spring Training invitation but did not mention a name and the Tribune mentioned, yet again, the possibility of Todd Walker being traded during Spring Training.

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