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Cubs sign Joel Pineiro

Apr 1, 2014, 3:15 PM EDT

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Joel Pineiro hasn’t pitched in the majors since 2011, but he’s still giving it a go at age 35 and the right-hander has agreed to a minor-league contract with the Cubs.

Pineiro had a 5.13 ERA and a miniscule strikeout rate in 146 innings for the Angels in 2011, but for the most part he was usually a decent mid-rotation starter for a decade or so. He’ll begin his comeback at Triple-A Iowa.

He pitched briefly for the Red Sox when the Cubs’ current front office was in charge in Boston, appearing in 31 games as a reliever with a 5.03 ERA in 2007.

  1. chiadam - Apr 1, 2014 at 3:24 PM

    Epstein is trolling Cub fans again.

  2. Carl Hancock - Apr 1, 2014 at 6:53 PM

    Just another pitcher who benefited from the Dave Duncan and TLR effect. Go to the Cards, play well, leave via Free Agency to sign a bigger contract than what the Cards offered if they offered anything at all, and the proceed to suck for the remainder of your career. Guys like this should give a cut of their big pay days to Dunc.

  3. yourcubreporter - Apr 1, 2014 at 7:19 PM


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