According to a report from Cubs.com, the Cubs signed Braden Looper and Augie Ojeda to minor league contracts on Thursday.
The Cubs also released the list of the 21 players that will be participating in big league camp this spring on non-roster invitations. Trey McNutt, Brett Jackson, Josh Vitters, Marquez Smith, Jay Jackson and Chris Carpenter are among the Cubs minor leaguers to receive invites.
The Cubs showed a lot of interest last spring in Braden Looper but did not sign him. Looper did not pitch in the majors in 2010 and last pitched in a Brewers uniform in 2009.
This will be the second tour of duty for Augie Ojeda in a Cubs’ uniform. Ojeda played with the Cubs from 2000 – 2003.
Pitchers and catchers report to Fitch Park on February 13, just 17 days away. The first on field workout is scheduled for February 14. Position players report on February 18 with the first full squad workout on February 19.
The first pitch of the Cubs’ 2011 Cactus League schedule is February 27 at HoHoKam Park against the Oakland A’s.
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