Results tagged ‘ Manny Corpas ’

6/6 Parker to DL

Cubs reliever Blake Parker is going on the 60-day disabled list with a right elbow stress reaction, and Manny Corpas’ contract will be purchased from Triple-A Iowa. A stress reaction is a contusion, and it was confirmed by an MRI. He will require treatment as if it is a stress fracture. Parker can’t pick up a baseball for 30 days. He last pitched Friday against the Giants, and has appeared in four games, and has not given up a run over 4 1/3 innings. Corpas has appeared in 19 games at Iowa, and in 10 in May, he has a 2.33 ERA, giving up 11 hits and walking four over 19 1/3 innings. He’s struck out 13 in that stretch and opponents were hitting .167 against him. Right-handers were batting .161 against him this season.

— Carrie Muskat

1/26 Roster move

The Cubs opened a spot on the 40-man roster for Kerry Wood on Thursday when they outrighted pitcher Manny Corpas off the 40-man. Corpas now will be a non-roster invitee to Spring Training. Wood agreed to a one-year, $3 million contract with an option for 2013 on Jan. 13.
Corpas, 29, is coming back from Tommy John surgery, which he had in September 2010. In all or part of five seasons with the Rockies, he was 12-16 with 34 saves, 51 holds and a 3.93 ERA. He was Colorado’s closer midway through the 2007 season, and went 4-2 with 19 saves and a 2.08 ERA in 78 relief appearances. If healthy, Corpas could provide some experience to the bullpen.
The Cubs are expected to announce all non-roster invitees soon.
— Carrie Muskat

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