12/22 Corpas to sign with Cubs
The Cubs have agreed to a one-year, Major League deal with reliever Manny Corpas. The right-hander was in Chicago on Thursday to undergo a physical. The team was expected to make an announcement soon.
Corpas, 29, last pitched in the Majors in 2010 with the Rockies. He underwent Tommy John surgery that year and the Rangers signed him to a Minor League contract in April. He pitched in the instructional league and played winter ball in Panama.
Corpas has a 12-16 record and 3.93 ERA for his career, striking out 206 batters and walking 80 in 286 innings. He is best known for his work during the Rockies’ run to the World Series in 2007, when he saved 19 games with a 2.08 ERA in 78 innings of work. He finished the 2007 postseason with five saves and a 0.87 ERA.
– Carrie Muskat