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Chicago Cubs To Sign Manny Corpas

The Chicago Cubs have agreed to sign free agent reliever Manny Corpas to a one-year, Major League contract, according to Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports. Corpas has spent his entire career with the Colorado Rockies but will be moving to Chicago to offer them some depth as they're expected to finish off a trade of Sean Marshall to Cincinnati soon. 

Corpas, 29, has been up with the Rockies for the past few seasons. He was one of the key arms in the Colorado bullpen in 2007 and 2008, but he struggled in 2009 and ended up having Tommy John surgery near the end of the 2010 season. He didn't pitch last season while rehabbing from the injury, but apparently the Cubs think that he's healthy enough to warrant a spot on their 40-man roster.

In his last appearances on the mound, Corpas posted a 4.62 ERA over 62 innings with the Rockies. His 4.19 FIP was slightly better, but he hasn't been particularly effective since the 2007 season. In that breakout season, Corpas posted a 2.08 ERA in 78 innings and eventually spent some time in the closer's role, saving 19 of 22 opportunities. He's really struggled in the role since then, though, converting just 15 of 30 save opportunities.

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