Cubs Sign Shawn Camp

The Cubs signed right-hander Shawn Camp to a minor league deal, MLB.com's Carrie Muskat reports (Twitter links). The Mariners released the reliever five days ago.

Camp spent the last four seasons with the Blue Jays, and posted a 4.21 ERA with 4.3 K/9, 3.0 BB/9 and a 53.5% groundball rate in 66 1/3 innings a year ago. The Blue Jays did not offer the right-hander arbitration after the season despite his Type B status.


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11 Comments on "Cubs Sign Shawn Camp"


Devon Henry
3 years 5 months ago

Atta Boy THEO! Playoff contenders? I think so.

Eduardo Medina
3 years 5 months ago

The name of Andy Sonnanstine substitute is……Shawn Camp

Lastings
3 years 5 months ago

Signing with the Cubs? Can’t imagine he is a happy Camper…

kptrojans
3 years 5 months ago

Glad to see that these guys are going after former major league players like Rick Camp, who pitched with the Braves in the 70’s, 80’s. Wait, I’m sorry what, oh it’s Shawn Camp.  Umm, who is Shawn Camp?

Runtime
3 years 5 months ago

A serviceable reliever

m4r1n3r
3 years 5 months ago

No idea why the M’s cut him. He had a decent spring. 

Andrew Steven
3 years 5 months ago

He did huh?

CandyMaldonadoLand
3 years 5 months ago

someone has to say it: “low risk, high reward”

at least the low risk part is true.

LuckyPenny1010
3 years 5 months ago

 I think our bullpen will surprise a lot of people. It’s baseball. don’t expect too much but anything can happen. I believe we’ll be over .500.

3 years 5 months ago

Watch out CARDS! the theo tribe is after you!

LuckyPenny1010
3 years 5 months ago

 Our rotation looks like it has potential and is competitive in terms of the final jobs being distributed. Those who aren’t involved in the starting five will take up home in the pen and should do well as an alternative given the fact. So far, Maine and Russell haven’t been too bad. Lopez is on the team, regardless of his role, and he’ll be solid. Not spectacular, but solid. Not sure what we’re going to do with Parker and Dolis yet since they’re still young, but both have had impressive springs. Marmol has been disappointing, not going to sugar coat it. And the younger Wood needs time. We should have kept Marshall, but we have what we have. I’m not ready to call the year a bust yet before a regular season pitch is thrown, let alone before our 25-man roster is set. Have faith. We could be pleasantly surprised.