Found December 23, 2011 on Pro Sports Daily:
The Chicago Cubs signed reliever Manny Corpas to a one-year contract on Thursday. Financial terms were not disclosed. Corpas is attempting to return from Tommy John elbow surgery after sitting out last season. The righthander rehabbed with the Texas Rangers in 2011, but did not throw a single pitch for the American League club. The 29-year-old Corpas posted a 3-5 mark with 10 saves and a 4.62 ERA for the Colorado Rockies in 2010. In 2007, Corpas collected 19 saves - and added five more with a 0.87 in the postseason that year.

Cubs Sign Reed Johnson; Scrappers Celebrate

On Wednesday morning, the Chicago Cubs came to an agreement for a one-year deal with free agent OF Reed Johnson. The Cubs are no strangers with Johnson — three of the last four times Johnson has signed a contract, it had “Cubs” literally written all over it (counting this most recent transaction). It may be surprising to the Cubs fan base, however, that one of the staples of...

Rangers C Torrealba smacks ump in the face

Texas Rangers catcher Yorvit Torrealba was tossed from a Venezuelan League game after slapping an umpire in the mask while arguing at home plate. Torrealba swung and missed on strike three then proceeded to argue with Dario Rivera Jr. over the previous call. He eventually lost his cool, smacking Rivera in the protective mask and forcing the umpire to toss him from the game. A punishment...

VIDEO: Torrealba ***** slaps umpire

Move aside, Roberto Alomar. If you really want to see how a baseball player disrespects an umpire, check out the video below of former Giants catcher Yorvit Torrealba getting all up in the grill of home plate umpire Dario Rivera in a winter league game down in Venezuela on Friday. In the clip, Torrealba, now with the Rangers, does not agree with Rivera’s ruling of a called third strike...

Video: Yorvit Torrealba punches umpire in Venezuela

Texas Rangers catcher Yorvit Torrealba has always played the game of baseball with a lot of fire and a lot passion. Unfortunately, the 11 year big league veteran took that fire and passion too far while playing for Leones del Caracas of the Venezuelan League on Friday. After Torrealba took an ugly cut at a breaking ball and missed for strike three, he immediately began a heated discussion...

Vorvit Torrealba Hits an Umpire in Venezuelan Winter League Game

Well this probably isn't how the Rangers expected Yorvit Torrealba to spend his time in the Venezuelan winter league. Torrealba took a beef over an earlier call by umpire Dario Rivero Jr. way, way too far earlier today. After striking out swinging, Torrealba turned around, started screaming at the Rivero before hitting the umpire square in the face. Video of the incident after...

Reds claim reliever Judy off waivers from Tribe

In addition to acquiring left-handed reliever Sean Marshall in a trade with the Cubs on Friday, the Reds claimed right-handed reliever Josh Judy off waivers from the Indians.

Cubs’ minor-league Peoria team losing major money

PEORIA, Ill. — A pair of audits shows the Chicago Cubs’ Class A affiliate in Peoria is losing hundreds of thousands of dollars a season. One audit raises questions about the long-term ability of the team to continue. The Journal-Star in Peoria reports that the Peoria Chiefs lost $848,000 in 2010...

Audits show Cubs' affiliate hemorrhaging money

A pair of audits shows the Chicago Cubs' Class A affiliate in Peoria is losing hundreds of thousands of dollars a season. One audit raises questions about the long-term ability of the team to continue.

Rangers' catcher takes swing at umpire

Yorvit Torrealba takes a swing at the umpire after striking out in a winter-league game in Venezuela.

Reds acquire Sean Marshall from Cubs

The Cincinnati Reds have acquired left-handed pitcher Sean Marshall from the Chicago Cubs in exchange for left-handed pitcher Travis Wood, outfielder Dave Sappelt and infielder Ronald Torreyes, the team announced today. Image by ChipMaheney under the Creative Commons License.

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Cubs trade Marshall to Reds for Wood, 2 others

The trade sending Chicago Cubs' left-handed reliever Sean Marshall to the Cincinnati Reds for Travis Wood and two other players was made official on Friday, the teams announced.
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