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Cubs Open Up 40-Man Spot for Kerry Wood by Outrighting Manny Corpas

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Two “remembers?”:

Remember when the Cubs signed Kerry Wood before the Cubs Convention, even though the 40-man roster stood at 40?


Remember when the Cubs signed Manny Corpas to a split contract that required putting him on the 40-man roster, even though he didn’t pitch in 2011 and would have made more sense as a non-roster invitee to Spring Training?

Well, two birds, one stone, and all that.

Today the Cubs outrighted Manny Corpas off the 40-man roster (in which process, they must have made him available to all other MLB teams and none wanted to put him on their 40-man), and instead gave him a non-roster invite to Spring Training. The move opened up a 40-man spot for Kerry Wood, whose $3 million deal should now be official.

This was procedural finagling at its finest.


Brett Taylor

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