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Posted on: December 27, 2011 10:28 am
 

Cubs add Manny Corpas to bullpen

Manny CorpasBy C. Trent Rosecrans

Manny Corpas, who missed all of 2011 after undergoing Tommy John surgery, could earn as much as $2 million with the Cubs in 2012 after signing a one-year deal with the Chicago on Monday, signed a one-year, CBSSports.com's Jon Heyman has learned. In addition to a $1 million base, the big-league deal has appearance bonuses and a bonus for games finished.

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The right-handed Corpas, 29, has 34 saves in his five seasons with the Rockies, including 10 in 2010, when he appeared in 56 games for the Rockies. He had 19 saves in 2007, his second year in the big leagues as the Rockies advanced to the World Series. Overall, he's 12-16 with a 3.93 ERA and 34 saves.

While Corpas' contract does have a clause for more money based on games finished, the team has Carlos Marmol, also 29, under contract for the next two seasons. Marmol blew 10 of his 44 save chances in 2011 and is due a nearly $4 million raise to $7 million in 2012 and then is scheduled to make $9.8 million in 2013 before becoming a free agent.

The Cubs traded its top set-up man, lefty Sean Marshall, to the Reds last week for left-handed starter Travis Wood and two prospects. The team also added to its bullpen depth signing right-hander Andy Sonnanstine on Monday.

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Posted on: June 21, 2010 11:54 am
 

Despite Street's return, Corpas still Rox closer

Huston Street The return of Huston Street couldn't have come at a better time for the Rockies, who are struggling with the loss of star shortstop Troy Tulowitzki for two months.

Street has yet to throw a major-league pitch on the season as he recovers from shoulder stiffness and a groin injury sustained during rehab. Now that the closer is on the verge of returning, questions have arisen whether he will replace Manny Corpas immediately.

Despite Corpas allowing a total eight earned runs over two games and registering just two outs, manager Jim Tracy is steadfast in saying Corpas will remain the closer even when Street returns.

Corps saw his 2.37 ERA spike to 4.19 over the weekend, which obscures the strong season he's had to date in which he's had his best season since the magical 2007 run that saw Colorado capture the NL pennant.

"Manny is the guy who has gotten us to the point where we are at right now and in a pennant race in the National League West," Jim Tracy told the Denver Post . "He's the guy we've handed the ball to in the ninth inning for the better part of two months. He threw a couple of bad pitches [Sunday]."

Even though Corpas is expected to remain as closer when Street returns, it's likely only a temporary arrangement. Tracy wants Street to to get his legs under him in his return to the majors instead of throwing him into the fire immediately. Once Street proves he's ready for high-pressure situations, it's likely Corpas will be removed from the closer's job.

Street racked up 35 saves in 2009, his first season with Colorado after being traded from Oakland.

-- Evan Brunell

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