6/4 Cubs sign Kuo
The Cubs signed left-handed pitcher Hong-Chih Kuo, 30, to a Minor League deal. He was with the Mariners this spring and released in March. In 2011, Kuo had a 9.00 ERA in 40 appearances, and missed time because of an anxiety disorder. He’s coming off his fifth elbow surgery, which he had in October 2011. Kuo will report to the Cubs extended Spring Training in Mesa, Ariz.
— Carrie Muskat