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Cubs sign Hong-Chih Kuo to minor-league contract

Jun 4, 2012, 3:15 PM EDT

Hong-Chih Kuo AP

Hong-Chih Kuo has been looking for a new home since being released by the Mariners during spring training and the once-dominant and oft-injured left-hander has signed a minor-league deal with the Cubs.

Kuo has struggled to come back from elbow problems and anxiety issues, but when healthy was one of the best relievers in baseball with a 1.96 ERA and 201 strikeouts in 170 innings for the Dodgers from 2008 to 2010.

He was a mess last season, allowing 29 runs in 27 innings, but as far as no-risk fliers go he’s still worth a shot at age 30.

  1. jwbiii - Jun 4, 2012 at 8:13 PM

    Best reliever available if healthy. Good luck with the second part of that sentence.

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