Chicago Cubs: Hisanori Takahashi

Cubs send Takahashi to Rockies

June, 22, 2013
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Padilla By Doug Padilla
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CHICAGO –- The Chicago Cubs continue to make moves that figure to be precursors to bigger deals down the line.

Left-handed reliever Hisanori Takahashi was traded to the Colorado Rockies organization for a player to be named later or cash.

That move was in addition to Friday’s deal when the Cubs sent Brent Lillibridge to the New York Yankees for a player to be named later and cash considerations.

Takahashi pitched in just three games with the Cubs this season, giving up two runs while facing 14 batters. He has spent the bulk of the year at Triple-A Iowa, where he posted a 1.98 ERA over 20 appearances (27 1/3 innings).

The Rockies will reportedly assign Takahashi to their Triple-A affiliate in Colorado Springs.

Garza injury toughest on Cubs

March, 24, 2013
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Rogers By Jesse Rogers
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GOODYEAR, Ariz. -- Of the numerous spring training injuries the Chicago Cubs have suffered this year there’s one that bothers manager Dale Sveum more than the others.

“The one disappointment was (Matt) Garza,” Sveum said Sunday before his team played the Cleveland Indians. “Right now Garza is the one, if we had him opening day, that changes things around a little bit. We’d have three guys like that at the top.”

Garza has been out with a lat injury on his left side since early in spring training. This, after missing time in the second half last year due to an elbow strain.

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Cubs avoid arbitration with INF Valbuena

January, 10, 2013
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Rogers By Jesse Rogers
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CHICAGO -- The Chicago Cubs announced the signing Thursday of infielder Luis Valbuena to a one-year deal to avoid salary arbitration.

The contract, which only becomes guaranteed if he makes the team, is for $930,000, according to a source familiar with the situation. Valbuena, 27, hit .219 in 90 games for the Cubs last season.

The Cubs also announced 16 non-rostered players were invited to spring training, including former White Sox infielder Brent Lillibridge. The list contains players who have signed minor league deals with invites to major league camp: OF Brian Bogusevic, Catcher J.C. Boscan, RHP Andrew Carpenter, RHP Jaye Chapman, OF Johermyn Chavez, RHP Dayan Diaz, INF Alberto Gonzalez, RHP Jensen Lewis, INF Edwin Maysonet, OF Darnell McDonald, 1B/OF Brad Nelson, RHP Blake Parker, RHP Zack Putnam, LHP Hisanori Takahashi, RHP Cory Wade.

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