1/21/10 Looking for some relief
There are reports that the Cubs are talking to reliever Kiko Calero, who posted an impressive 1.95 ERA last season in 67 games with the Marlins. Calero did have a torn rotator cuff that limited him in 2008 and ’09. With the Marlins, he struck out 69 over 60 innings. The Cubs have committed to Carlos Marmol as their closer but are looking for an experienced right-hander in the pen. According to reports, Calero wants a two-year deal, and the Cubs are balking because of his past shoulder problems.
– Carrie Muskat