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Cubs sign Howry, option Berg

Updated: May 21, 2010, 6:01 PM ET
By Bruce Levine | ESPNChicago.com

CHICAGO -- The Chicago Cubs signed veteran relief pitcher Bob Howry to a contract on Friday before they took the field against the Texas Rangers for a three-game series.

The team optioned reliever Justin Berg to Triple-A Iowa in a corresponding move.

Howry, who's previously pitched for the Cubs and Chicago White Sox, was released by the Arizona Diamondbacks last weekend. The 36-year-old veteran mostly likely will be used in the sixth and seventh innings by manager Lou Piniella.

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