Cubs Re-Sign Righty Junichi Tazawa to New Minor League Deal

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Cubs Re-Sign Righty Junichi Tazawa to New Minor League Deal

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When the Cubs released him over the weekend, we wondered if it would be one of those release-and-re-sign situations, and, sure enough, it is.

Tazawa, 32, has had tremendous results with the Cubs this Spring Training after signing a minor league deal, but he wasn’t going to make the Opening Day roster, and the Cubs released him from his original contract on Saturday. Having re-worked things a little, he now returns on a new minor league deal.

It’s not clear yet if staying back in extended Spring Training is a matter of veteran privilege, or if he has a touch of some kind of injury that he’ll be rehabbing. We’ll keep an eye on that part.

In any case, it’s good to have the veteran depth back in the fold, just in case.



Author: Brett Taylor

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