Two minor bits of news yesterday. In case you thought this had already happened, the Cubs signed Korean pitcher What’s-His-Face:
The Chicago Cubs’ agreement to sign Korean reliever Chang-Yong Lim has been finalized. It is a two-year, split contract, with a much lesser commitment than was originally reported.
Reports from Korea said it was worth $5 million but a Cubs source said Lim signed for $100,000 and will receive minor-league salaries for up to two seasons. Lim was not placed on the 40-man roster.
Just to re-cap, this is the almost-37-year-old pitcher coming off his second elbow surgery who won’t be able to pitch until at least the second half of the season (which could mean 2013 or 2014, depending on who you believe). So we’ll all be excited waiting for him to get fit.
Second, don’t get too excited about Rick Porcello:
That’s pretty much what we’re working with this morning. Oh, and this:
The Cubs announced that they designated left-hander Jeff Beliveau for assignment. The move creates roster space for Ian Stewart, whose one-year deal became official today.