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CHICAGO (AP) — Reliever Junichi Tazawa has finalized a minor league contract with the Chicago Cubs and will report to big league spring training.If added to the 40-man roster Joe Crede Jersey , Tazawa would receive a one-year contract paying $800,000 while in the major leagues. He could earn $450,000 in performance bonuses for games pitched and $750,000 for games finished.The 32-year-old right-hander was 1-1 with a 7.07 ERA in 31 games last season for Miami and the Los Angeles Angels. He was released by Miami on May 21, signed a minor league deal with Detroit on June 3, was released July 9 after seven games with Triple-A Toledo and signed with the Angels four days later.Tazawa is 21-26 with a 4.12 ERA in nine big league seasons that began with Boston (2009-16) before he joined the Marlins in 2017.He would get $50,000 each for 40 and 45 games, $75,000 apiece for 50 and 55 and $100 http://www.whitesoxfanproshop.com/authentic-james-shields-jersey ,000 each for 60 and 65. He would get $75,000 each for 40 and 45 games finished, $100,000 for 50, $200,000 for 55 and $300,000 for 60.Chicago also announced minor league deals Wednesday with right-handers George Kontos, Christian Bergman, Carlos Ramirez Ron Santo Jersey , Colin Rea and Rob Scahill; left-hander Mike Zagurski; catcher Francisco Arcia; infielders Cristhian Adames and Phillip Evans; and outfielders Jim Adduci and Evan Marzilli. Focus On Sport/Getty ImagesFormer MLB pitcher Bob Friend, who spent the bulk of his career with the Pittsburgh Pirates, died Sunday.”It is with heavy hearts and great sadness that we confirm the passing of a beloved member of the Pirates family, Bob Friend, earlier this morning at the age of 88,” Pirates President Frank Coonelly said, per MLB.com’s Manny Randhawa. “Bob was an outstanding baseball man, and an even better person.”Friend played 15 years in Pittsburgh before splitting the 1966 season with the New York Mets and New York Yankees.Friend made 477 starts for the Pirates, which remain a franchise record. He finished 191-218 with a 3.55 ERA in 568 career appearances. According to Baseball Reference http://www.whitesoxfanproshop.com/authentic-yolmer-sanchez-jersey , he’s third in career WAR (47.7), first in strikeouts (1,682), eighth in complete games (161) and third in shutouts (35) among Pirates pitchers.Friend was also a four-time All-Star, the last of his All-Star nods coming in 1960 as Pittsburgh won its third World Series title. His most notable season came in 1958, when he not only reached the All-Star Game but also finished third in the National League Cy Young voting and sixth on the Most Valuable Player ballot.Randhawa noted Friend was a founding officer for the Pirates Alumni Association after he retired in 1966.
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