Desperate for any kind of bullpen help, the Cubs signed veteran Bob Howry to a contract for the rest of the season after Howry recently was released by the last-place Arizona Diamondbacks.
ARLINGTON, TX – The Cubs today signed right-handed pitcher Bob Howry to a 2010 major league contract and added him to the active roster. This marks Howry's second stint with the club, as he also pitched for the Cubs from 2006-08.
The Arizona Diamondbacks have recently added Cesar Valdez and Carlos Rosa to their struggling bullpen. Now veteran Saul Rivera can add his arm to the Arizona arsenal while struggling right-handers Blaine Boyer and Bob Howry find themselves out of work.
With the acquisition of veteran right-handers Aaron Heilman and Bob Howry, the Arizona Diamondbacks bullpen may be able to rebound from its inconsistent 2009 performance.
December 31, 2009
The Arizona Diamondbacks have agreed to terms with right-handed pitcher Bob Howry on a one-year contract with a club option for 2011. Howry will make $2 million this year after earning $2.9 M last year and $4 M in 2008. The D-backs hold a $3 M option for 2011 with a $250,000 buyout.
December 29, 2009
As a slow off-season careened toward the winter meetings, GM Jim Hendry was sorting his priorities.
December 5, 2008
Most Americans will have a decision to make Tuesday between Sens. Barack Obama and John McCain. The Cubs also have a decision or two to make on their own; those regarding players that may or may not be a part of their long-term future.
November 3, 2008
The Cubs were the best in the National League in the regular season, but once again they fell short in the Division Series, getting swept for the second consecutive year.
October 7, 2008