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Junichi Tazawa agrees to minor league contract with Cubs

CHICAGO (AP) — Reliever Junichi Tazawa has finalized a minor league contract with the Chicago Cubs and will report to big league spring training.

If added to the 40-man roster, Tazawa would receive a one-year contract paying $800,000 while in the major leagues. He could earn $450,000 in performance bonuses for games pitched and $750,000 for games finished.

The 32-year-old right-hander was 1-1 with a 7.07 ERA in 31 games last season for Miami and the Los Angeles Angels. He was released by Miami on May 21, signed a minor league deal with Detroit on June 3, was released July 9 after seven games with Triple-A Toledo and signed with the Angels four days later.

QLE Posted: February 07, 2019 at 04:41 AM | 8 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Zonk Will Be Reinstated in August Posted: February 07, 2019 at 09:09 AM (#5813073)
Wow.... I still haven't recovered from my Daniel Descalso excitement chubby....


Yeah, yeah - the Cubs mostly need guys to get and stay healthy and a couple well-paid guys not sucking so much would also be nice, but the snarky reaction is now required.
   2. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: February 07, 2019 at 09:16 AM (#5813075)
What's the kanji for "meh?"
   3. Voodoo Posted: February 07, 2019 at 12:12 PM (#5813175)
Welp, they sure haven't shorted themselves collecting longshot bullpen options this winter...
   4. Moses Taylor hashes out the rumpus Posted: February 07, 2019 at 12:13 PM (#5813176)
This is like a week old, and isn't the only minor league signing they made in that week. Why is this a thread?
   5. Crispix Attacksel Rios Posted: February 07, 2019 at 12:18 PM (#5813187)
It can be a thread for other things the Cubs did.

They announced their NRIs today.

Mike Zagurski! George Kontos! Jim Adduci! ...Junichi Tazawa!
   6. Pops Freshenmeyer Posted: February 07, 2019 at 12:57 PM (#5813223)
I was intrigued by George Kontos for a second before I realized it was not George Kottaras. Also, I just learned that George Kottaras retired five freaking years ago.
   7. Nasty Nate Posted: February 07, 2019 at 01:10 PM (#5813239)
In the 2013 ALCS, Tazawa was used as kind of a Miggy Cabrera specialist. He retired him thrice with guys on base in games the Sox won.

(edited to fix year)
   8. Slivers of Maranville descends into chaos (SdeB) Posted: February 07, 2019 at 02:22 PM (#5813313)
I think George is the grandson of Kontos Kan.

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