According to a report on Yahoo Sports, the Cubs signed pitcher Chad Fox on Wednesday to a minor league contract with a non-roster invitation to Spring Training.
Free agent Bobby Howry signed a 1-year deal with the Giants on Wednesday according to a report from MLB.com. The Giants were rumored to be interested in Howry and once the Cubs did not offer him arbitration, they wasted little time in inking him to a contract.
The 38-year-old made three appearances with Chicago in 2008 before going on the disabled list with ulnar neuritis in his right elbow. He had been out of baseball since April 2005, when a right elbow strain ended his season with the Cubs.
According to a report in the San Francisco Chronicle, Bobby Howry’s deal is worth $2.75 million in 2009 plus incentives.