Right-hander Manny Corpas has elected free agency after being outrighted off of the Cubs' 40-man roster, Carrie Muskat of MLB.com reports (on Twitter). The arbitration eligible 29-year-old had been a non-tender candidate with a projected salary of $1.4MM.
Corpas made 48 relief appearances in 2012, posting a 5.01 ERA with 5.4 K/9 and 3.1 BB/9 in 46 2/3 innings. In six seasons with the Rockies and Cubs he has a career 4.09 ERA with 6.3 K/9 and 2.6 BB/9. Corpas' fastball averaged 89.2mph this past season, down from his career average of 91.5mph. O'Connell Sports Management represents Corpas.