From the Wire … Cubs Sign Manny Corpas

According to a report from Bruce Levine, the Cubs have signed Manny Corpas to a one-year contract.

The 29-year old right hander posted a 3-5 record with a 4.62 ERA and a 1.41 WHIP in 56 games, all in relief, two seasons ago (47 strikeouts, 22 walks, 66 hits in 62 1/3 innings). Corpas finished 27 games and picked up 10 saves in 2010 with the Rockies.

Manny Corpas did not pitch in the big leagues in 2011 after undergoing Tommy John surgery in September of 2010. According to Ken Rosenthal, Corpas’ one-year contract is a Major League deal. With the addition of Corpas, the Cubs 40-man roster stands at 38 players.

According to Bruce Levine, the deal will be officially announced on Friday. The signing of Corpas could be a precursor to giving Jeff Samardzija a shot at the starting rotation.

Corpas signed a minor league contract with the Rangers last season but did not pitch in a pro game at any level of Texas’ organization.

In five seasons with the Rockies, Manny Corpas is 12-16 with a 3.93 ERA and a 1.33 WHIP.

Manny Corpas’ Page on Baseball-Reference

Terms of the contract have not been released.

Will update when additional information is released …

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