Cubs Release Shawn Camp

According to the transactions page on, the Cubs released Shawn Camp on July 7, four days after designating him for assignment.

Shawn Camp had a bad season with the Cubs after re-signing with the team as a free agent in the off-season. Camp signed a one-year deal worth $1.35 million that included a $200,000 incentives package.

Updated 12:18pm CDTAccording to a report from Bruce Miles, Shawn Camp cleared waivers and the Cubs granted him his unconditional release.

While Carlos Marmol received a majority of the negative press, Camp pitched worse than Marmol and was 1-1 in 26 games with a 7.04 ERA and a 1.87 WHIP. In 23 innings, Camp allowed 34 hits, walked nine batters, struck out 13 and committed  two balks. Camp spent  nearly a month (May 22-June 15) on the DL with a sprained right big toe that he reportedly kept from the team.

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