Cubs Decline Blanco’s Option

According to Gordon Wittenmyer of the Chicago Sun-Times, the Cubs declined their $3MM option for 2009 on backup catcher Henry Blanco.  However, the Cubs are expected to re-sign him at a lower salary.  Blanco, 37, hit .292/.325/.392 in 128 plate appearances as Geovany Soto‘s backup and mentor.

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