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Thursday, November 4, 2010
Source: Cubs re-sign Angel Guzman

By Bruce Levine

The Chicago Cubs outrighted pitcher Angel Guzman off the 40-man roster on Thursday. He cleared waivers to become a free agent and has agreed to a minor-league contract with the Cubs and an invitation to spring training, according to a major league source.

Guzman, who has been plagued by injuries, had arthroscopic surgery to repair a career-threatening injury to his right shoulder suffered during spring training. Guzman had several screws inserted to repair a torn ligament.

The Cubs were hoping he'd be their right-handed setup man in 2010 after he pitched in a career-high 55 games in 2009 and posted a 2.95 ERA.

The Cubs' 40-man roster now stands at 37 players.

The Cubs also have received the paperwork from Aramis Ramirez exercising his 2011 contract option.

Bruce Levine covers baseball for and ESPN 1000.