The Chicago Cubs added some pitching depth to the organization on Thursday by signing Rodrigo Lopez to a minor league deal.
#Cubs have signed P Rodrigo Lopez to a minor league deal with an invitation to spring training, according to Fernando Ballesteros.— José F. Rivera (@josefriveraespn) January 19, 2012
Lopez started 16 games for the Cubs in 2011, going 6-6 with a 4.42 ERA. He spent 2010 with the Arizona Diamondbacks, where he was just 7-16 with a 5.00 ERA. In 10 major league seasons, the majority of which were spent with the Baltimore Orioles, Lopez has a 4.82 ERA.
Bleed Cubbie Blue's Al Yellon isn't excited about this move, going so far as to say he hopes Garza is released at the end of spring training.
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