Today the Chicago Cubs called Manny Corpas up from AAA Iowa and added him to the 40-man roster. In a corresponding move, they put reliever Blake Parker on the 60-day DL with what Carrie Muskat called a “right elbow stress reaction.” That doesn’t sound good. It could be a stress fracture, or something else. Either way, he can’t throw a baseball for 30 days.

You should remember Corpas’s story: he was once a dominant reliever in Colorado, but his effectiveness waned, and then he had Tommy John surgery. He’s on his way back this year, and the Cubs signed him over the Winter. He was solid in the Spring, but didn’t quite make the cut. He’s been pitching at Iowa since, and putting up decent numbers (4.01 ERA, 1.158 WHIP in 33.2 innings). He’ll join the many rotating chamber that is the Chicago Cubs’ middle relief corps.

  • Ogyu

    I hereby nominate “Habeas” as the new nickname for Corpas.

    • cjdubbya

      Writ on!

      • MaxM1908

        Lawyer jokes. Love it.

      • Luke

        /standing ovation

        • Caleb


          • Cyranojoe

            Here here-ye!

      • Brett

        You are both my kind of nerds.

        • Ogyu

          Now, if he would just bean somebody, you could run the headline: “National League Suspends Habeas Corpas.”

          • Professional_High_A


  • chris margetis

    Love it!

  • Patrick W.

    True Fact: He is married to a woman named Christy

    (this is not a true fact)

    • Ogyu

      Not true. Manny’s wife’s name is Delicti.

    • Can’t think of a cool name

      bah hah hah hah. Like it.

  • CubsFanBob

    When did Blake Parker pitch to get injured ?

    • Brett

      Yeah, he’s been dealing with this for a while, I believe.

    • King Jeff

      I think it was the first game he came up when he threw 40 pitches.

  • Cubmig

    Don’t a good many teams have inflated DLs? Seems like this has been a bad luck year as far as injuries are concerned.

    • Cyranojoe

      Is that a sign that steroid, HGH, and other such drugs might be getting used less this year and the previous offseason?