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Cubs | Braden Looper retires

Fri, 25 Mar 2011 14:35:19 -0700

Chicago Cubs SP Braden Looper has announced he's retiring from baseball, according to Carrie Muskat of MLB.com.

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Cubs | Carlos Silva turns in strong Wednesday outing

Thu, 24 Mar 2011 01:34:58 -0700

Chicago Cubs SP Carlos Silva gave up three hits, did not walk a batter, and struck out three over six innings Wednesday, March 23, according to MLB.com's Carrie Muskat. He threw 78 pitches, 51 for strikes, in a 3-1 win over the Oakland Athletics. The Cubs are expected to make a decision between Silva, SP Andrew Cashner and SP Braden Looper for the final rotation spot before Sunday, March 27.

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Cubs | Randy Wells secures rotation spot

Tue, 22 Mar 2011 14:10:36 -0700

Chicago Cubs SP Randy Wells has secured the No. 4 spot in the rotation, leaving SPs Carlos Silva, Andrew Cashner and Braden Looper to compete for the No. 5 spot, according to MLB.com's Carrie Muskat.

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Cubs | Fourth and fifth starter job still up for grabs

Wed, 16 Mar 2011 20:08:57 -0700

Chicago Cubs SP Randy Wells was impressive Tuesday, March 15, but the fourth and fifth starter jobs are still up for grabs, reports Bruce Levine, of ESPNChicago.com. Wells is the prohibitive favorite for the fourth spot, leaving Ps Andrew Cashner, Braden Looper, James Russell and Carlos Silva to contend for the fifth spot.

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Cubs | Braden Looper to pitch Thursday

Thu, 24 Feb 2011 23:40:58 -0800

Chicago Cubs SP Braden Looper is slated to pitch Thursday, March 3, in Cactus League action, reports Bruce Levine, of ESPNChicago.com.

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Cubs | More on Braden Looper

Mon, 31 Jan 2011 07:05:44 -0800

Updating previous reports, Chicago Cubs SP Braden Looper's minor league deal will pay him about $1 million if he makes the team, ESPN.com's Jerry Crasnick reports. If he's a full-time starter, his deal could max out around $3 million with incentives.

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Cubs | Invite 21 to ST

Thu, 27 Jan 2011 20:38:45 -0800

The Chicago Cubs have invited SP Braden Looper, 2B Augie Ojeda, RP Angel Guzman, OF Reed Johnson, P Christopher Carpenter, P Trey McNutt, OF Brett Jackson, IF Josh Vitters, P Jay Jackson, P Todd Wellemeyer, P Scott Rice, C Steve Clevenger, C Chris Robinson, IF Matt Camp, IF Bryan LaHair, IF Scott Moore, IF Bobby Scales, IF Marquez Smith, OF James Adduci, OF Lou Montanez and OF Brad Snyder to Spring Training, according to MLB.com's Scott Merkin.

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Cubs | Three signed

Thu, 27 Jan 2011 19:49:52 -0800

The Chicago Cubs signed free-agent 2B Augie Ojeda (Diamondbacks), SP Braden Looper (Cardinals) and re-signed RP Angel Guzman to minor league deals Thursday, Jan. 27, according to CBSSports.com.

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Cardinals | Seeking outside pitching help

Thu, 10 Jun 2010 02:55:07 -0700

St. Louis Cardinals general manager John Mozeliak is now seeking outside pitching help for the team's starting rotation, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch's Joe Strauss reports. Manager Tony La Russa and pitching coach Dave Duncan have lobbied for former Cards SP Jeff Suppan, who was just released by the Milwaukee Brewers. A club source also indicated an interest in Baltimore Orioles SP Kevin Millwood, but he's still owed about $7.5 million of his $12 million salary. Kansas City Royals SP Brian Bannister is another option. The team is shying away from pitchers that have been idle this season like SPs Pedro Martinez, Braden Looper and John Smoltz.

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Cubs | Not expected to sign Braden Looper

Thu, 22 Apr 2010 04:45:50 -0700

The Chicago Cubs aren't expected to sign free-agent SP Braden Looper (Brewers), according to Cubs.MLB.com's Carrie Muskat.

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