From the Wire … Angel Guzman Outrighted and Signs Minor League Deal with the Cubs

According to a report from Bruce Levine, the Cubs outrighted Angel Guzman and removed him from the club’s 40-man roster. Guzman became a free agent in the process and re-signed with the Cubs on a Minor League deal.

Guzman’s minor league contract includes an invite to big league camp in the spring.

With Guzman removed from the 40-man roster, the Cubs have four open spots on the big league roster … one will be taken when John Grabow is activated from the 60-day DL.

Angel Guzman will be in big league camp when pitchers and catchers report to Mesa in February.

From Bruce Levine:

Guzman, who has been plagued by injuries, had arthroscopic surgery to repair a career-threatening injury to his right shoulder suffered during spring training. Guzman had several screws inserted to repair a torn ligament.

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