Cubs Sign Manny Corpas

The Cubs have signed right-hander Manny Corpas to a one-year deal, reports Bruce Levine of ESPN Chicago.  Corpas underwent a physical today in Chicago and FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal (Twitter link) reports the contract is a Major League deal. 

Corpas underwent Tommy John surgery in September 2010 and missed the entire 2011 season while recovering, though the Rangers signed him to a minor league pact last April.  Texas also offered Corpas a Major League contract this winter, according to CBSSports.com's Jon Heyman (via Twitter).

Corpas, 29, enjoyed a superb 2007 season and emerged as the Rockies' closer during the team's run to the National League pennant.  Corpas' success led Colorado to sign him to a four-year, $8.025MM extension, but Corpas failed to maintain his good form, posting a 4.82 ERA, a 10.4 H/9 and a 6.2 K/9 over the next three seasons.  The Rockies released him after the 2010 campaign, eating the $3.75MM remaining on Corpas' contract.


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19 Comments on "Cubs Sign Manny Corpas"


Josh Gedert
3 years 8 months ago

That’s just Manny being Manny… oh wait, wrong Manny.

Triple Hawpes Brewed
3 years 8 months ago

yawn

John McFadin
3 years 8 months ago

Looks like the Cubs are trying to answer the Beltran signing by a big splash of their own.

Cub Fan Bob
3 years 8 months ago

Beltran signing was a big splash ?

John McFadin
3 years 8 months ago

Why wouldn’t it be?  OPS+ of 152 is an elite hitter, IMO.

cubs223425
3 years 8 months ago

Until he takes his place in center and his knees shatter.

John McFadin
3 years 8 months ago

Like last year?

cubs223425
3 years 8 months ago

How many games did he play in center in 2011?

ZERO.

John McFadin
3 years 8 months ago

Don’t get all offended, because I feel the same way about most of my team’s rival moves, but you’re wrong.  There is a chance he gets hurt, as there is with most players.  However, he’s still an elite hitter who can make a huge impact.

Andrej Milas
3 years 8 months ago

I threw a ball once. I am probably on their list of potential targets too.

John McFadin
3 years 8 months ago

Top of the list, actually.  They are looking to add you as their next pitching coach.

jrodhard
3 years 8 months ago

good depth move. low base (i’m sure) and if he is still hurt they cut him. If he’s healthy he competes with carpenter and cashner for a spot in the pen.

cubs223425
3 years 8 months ago

Cashner’s going to likely get another chance to start.

stewie75
3 years 8 months ago

throw enough manny corpases at the wall and something’ll stick?

progmatinee
3 years 8 months ago

Get the cups of water ready for him to pour on his jersey to wet his fingers.

nestleraisinets
3 years 8 months ago

now they should sign the real “manny”

Josh Gedert
3 years 8 months ago

Sorry, I made a pathetic attempt to be funny. Have a good holiday though!

John McFadin
3 years 8 months ago

Josh is joking all the way to the ‘like’ bank now.

Josh Gedert
3 years 8 months ago

Ha, no worries. I don’t blame you.