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CARLOS VILLANUEVA RUMORS

Villanueva Could Draw Interest from Contenders

11:59 PM (Eastern) tonight is the deadline to acqure a player from another organization or sign a free-agent so that the player would be eligible for the club's post-season playoff roster. The player does NOT have to be added to the club's MLB Active List (25-man roster) prior to the 11:59 PM deadline to be playoff eligible, however. He just has to be under club control...
Via Cub Reporter
August 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Carlos Villanueva Has The Best Mustache In Baseball

Carlos Villanueva has a heck of a mustache.  I mean, just look at that thing.  Signed in the offseason to be a long reliever/plug ‘n play starter, Carlos Villanueva has stepped into the starting rotation for the Chicago Cubs and made an instant impact.  Dubbed by Cubs color man, Jim Deshaies, as the “best mustache in baseball”, Villanueva is the owner of a 3.02 ERA and a...
Via Next Impulse Sports
May 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Umpire Ron Kulpa and the pump fake strike three call, Carlos Villanueva confused

Umpire Ron Kulpa apparently couldn’t make up his mind. Also, Carlos Villanueva has no idea what just happened.
Via MLB GIFS
April 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Chicago Cubs finalize $10 million deal with Villanueva, DFA Castillo

The Chicago Cubs and right-handed pitcher Carlos Villanueva agreed to terms on a two-year $10 million contract. To make room for Villanueva, right-handed pitcher Lendy Castillo was designated for assignment. Villanueva, 29, joins the Cubs after pitching the last seven seasons with the Brewers (2006-10) and Blue Jays (2011-12). Villanueva has 56 starts and 245 relief appearances during...
Via The Sports Bank
January 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Villanueva, Cubs complete $10M, 2-year deal

Pitcher Carlos Villanueva and the Chicago Cubs have completed a $10 million, two-year contract. Villanueva will earn $5 million annually as part of Saturday's deal. The sides had agreed to the contract in mid-December, pending a successful physical. The 29-year-old right-hander spent the past two seasons with Toronto and went 7-7 with a 4.16 ERA last year in 16 starts and 22...
Via AP on Fox
January 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Can Carlos Villanueva Start Effectively?

The Cubs agreed to terms with 29-year-old career swingman Carlos Villanueva on Wednesday. With Scott Baker‘s early season availability in question as he rehabs from April Tommy John surgery, Villanueva should have a chance at making the club’s opening day rotation. Villanueva showed promise in the rotation as myriad Blue Jays injuries opened a spot for him in Toronto. In his...
Via Fangraphs
December 21, 2012  |  Discuss

Cubs sign Carlos Villanueva

The Chicago Cubs have signed Carlos Villanueva to a two-year, $10mm deal, Jon Heyman of CBS Sports reports. Villanueva spent the last two seasons in Toronto posting a combined 4.11 ERA, while splitting time in the rotation and the bullpen. Last season in 38 games (16 starts) Villanueva went 7-7 with a 4.16 ERA with a 8.8 K/9. Image taken by Keith Allison and used under the Creative...
Via PRO Rumors
December 20, 2012  |  Discuss

Source: Cubs, Villanueva close to deal

The Chicago Cubs, continuing to add depth to their pitching staff, are close to signing free-agent right-hander Carlos Villanueva, according to a major-league source. Villanueva, 29, spent the past two seasons as a swingman with the Toronto Blue Jays, contributing as both a starter and reliever. The Cubs' rotation currently consists of Matt Garza, Jeff Samardzija, Travis Wood...
Via Fox Sports
December 19, 2012  |  Discuss

Villanueva plans to start next year -- in Toronto or elsewhere

Carlos Villanueva has given the Toronto Blue Jays a decision to make. He has come out of the bullpen for the second season in a row to provide help in the rotation. This year, Toronto lost three starters in a span of four games in June. Do the Blue Jays want to use him in the rotation next season? They haven't said. And their decision could determine whether he comes back...
Via Pro Sports Daily
August 31, 2012  |  Discuss

Villanueva leaves team, Jenkins recalled

Right-hander Carlos Villanueva has left the Toronto Blue Jays for personal reasons, and right-hander Jesse Chavez was optioned to Triple-A. Villanueva will not make his scheduled start against Tampa Bay on Tuesday. Left-hander J.A. Happ, inserted into the rotation following Friday night's game in Oakland, will be moved into Villanueva's spot for now. Villanueva (6-1, 3...
Via AP on Fox
August 05, 2012  |  Discuss
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