ESPN Radio 1000 is reporting that the Cubs have inked right-handed reliever Bob Howry to a three year, $12MM contract. He will have his physical on Monday.
Howry will enter his age 32 season in 2006. While his hit, home run, and walk rates were superb in 2005, his K/9 dropped to 5.9 from 8.2 the year before. Like Scott Eyre, Howry has parlayed two solid relief seasons into a lucrative long-term deal with the Cubs.
Thanks to Alex