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Manny Corpas returns to Rockies on minor league deal

Jan 10, 2013, 10:15 AM EDT

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Manny Corpas, who began his career as a rookie closer on the NL-winning Rockies before struggling with injuries, has returned to Colorado on a minor-league contract.

Corpas spent last season with the Cubs, posting a 5.01 ERA and 28/16 K/BB ratio in 47 innings at age 29 after missing all of 2011 following Tommy John elbow surgery.

He took over as the Rockies’ closer in mid-2007, saving 19 games with a 2.08 ERA as a 24-year-old, but since then Corpas has thrown 222 innings with a 4.86 ERA and just 6.0 strikeouts per nine frames. He’ll compete for a low-leverage bullpen gig.

  1. dcfan4life - Jan 10, 2013 at 10:19 AM

    A struggling pitcher who now will be pitching half his games at Coors field. Wow, good luck with that…

  2. personalspaceinvader - Jan 10, 2013 at 11:00 AM

    Many a night have been spent over a somber beer cursing the name of Manny Corpas at my house. My wife doesn’t know much about baseball, but she knows that Manny Corpas sucks.

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