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10/30 Germano opts for free agency

Justin Germano, who was outrighted last week by the Cubs to Triple-A Iowa, has elected free agency. Germano was 2-10 with a 6.75 ERA in 13 games (12 starts) with the Cubs. He was acquired from the Red Sox on July 19 for cash considerations. The right-hander began the year with Triple-A Pawtucket, and was 9-4 with a 2.40 ERA in 17 games (16 starts). He is the second Cubs pitcher to opt for free agency after being outrighted, joining Manuel Corpas.

– Carrie Muskat

10/26 Roster moves

The Cubs tweaked the 40-man roster on Friday when they outrighted four players to Triple-A Iowa, including outfielder Joe Mather. Right-handed pitchers Manuel Corpas, Justin Germano and Blake Parker also were outrighted to Triple-A Iowa. Mather, who started in all three outfield spots and third base, batted .209 in 103 games with the Cubs.

Corpas, coming back from Tommy John surgery, which he had in September 2010, was 0-2 with a 5.01 ERA in 48 games. Corpas has elected free agency.

Germano, acquired from the Red Sox July 19 for cash considerations, went 2-10 with a 6.75 ERA in 13 games (12 starts). Parker spent most of the season on the disabled list with an elbow injury, appearing in just seven games. On Thursday, the Cubs outrighted infielder Adrian Cardenas and right-handed pitchers Miguel Socolovich, Jason Berken and Marcos Mateo were assigned outright to Iowa. Catcher Anthony Recker also was claimed off waivers by the Mets. With the addition of pitcher Carlos Gutierrez, the Cubs’ 40-man roster is now at 33.

– Carrie Muskat

9/7 Fighting spirit

Major League Baseball has yet to issue any penalties to Cubs bench coach Jamie Quirk, catcher Steve Clevenger or pitcher Manuel Corpas, who were ejected from Thursday’s game against the Nationals in a wild fifth inning. Quirk was ejected first after a shouting match with Nationals third base coach Bo Porter that appeared to be prompted by Jayson Werth swinging at a 3-0 pitch when his team had a five-run lead. Clevenger and Corpas were tossed following a bench-clearing fracas on the field after Cubs pitcher Lendy Castillo threw inside to Bryan Harper.

Sometimes, a little dust up is a good thing.

“I’ve seen it happen before,” Cubs manager Dale Sveum said. “It usually actually works for the better. You don’t want things like that to happen but it’s part of the game. Usually in 162 games, something like that will happen. A lot of times in my career, that has rallied a team together and the team starts playing better.”

Sveum remembers at least two brawls doing just that — one while he was with the Brewers and another when he was with the Red Sox. Did Sveum feel Werth violated one of baseball’s unwritten rules in his at-bat?

“I didn’t think so, no,” Sveum said. “It was the fifth inning. I don’t expect my team to stop playing in the fifth inning. I didn’t have any problem with anything they did.”

– Carrie Muskat

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