Ken Kadokura Rumors

Odds & Ends: Wells, Gaudin, Projections

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Odds & Ends: Fogg, Payrolls, Padres, Nady

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Minor Moves

A few players were released this evening…



Odds and Ends: Prospects, Schilling, Elarton

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Cubs Sign Kadokura, Rivas, Stanton

This is another minor signing that was covered earlier but perhaps got buried – the Cubs inked Japanese righty Ken Kadokura to a minor league deal.  He didn’t pitch much in ’08; not sure why at this time.  The Cubs also added Luis Rivas, Mike Stanton, and a bunch of other non-roster guys.


Odds and Ends: Cordero, Varitek, Hudson

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Cubs Eyeing Kadokura, Noguchi

According to Paul Sullivan of the Chicago Tribune, the Cubs are eyeing Japanese pitchers Ken Kadokura (righty) and Shigeki Noguchi (lefty) for bullpen roles.  Sullivan says both were released by the Yomiuri Giants, and part of the Cubs’ motivation may be to make Kosuke Fukudome feel more comfortable.