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Bullpen Desperation Roulette: Cubs Sign Bobby Howry

Chicago Cubs Rumors, Chicago Cubs Transactions

You may remember him from such screams as “COME ON!” and “THROW F*&CKING STRIKES!” It appears that recently-released reliever Bobby Howry will be a Chicago Cub again very soon.


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Comcast SportsNet has learned that the Cubs have signed veteran relief pitcher Bob Howry. He will report to the team in Texas this weekend. Howry was released by the Diamondbacks earlier this week. Comcast Sports Net.

Despite the statement that Howry will immediately join the Cubs, the team is likely to give him a look in the minors for a little while to see if he’s got anything left. Howry couldn’t keep his ERA in the single digits in Arizona this year, but he was pretty good for the Giants in 2009, putting up a 3.39 ERA and a 1.147 WHIP.

UPDATE: Paul Sullivan says the Cubs have denied the signing, but have conceded interest. We’ll see if the signing actually materializes, and if it’s just a minor league deal.


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Brett Taylor is the Editor and Lead Writer at Bleacher Nation, and you can find him on Twitter at @BleacherNation.