Cubs add ShingoFriday, January 18, 2008
The Trib's Paul Sullivan reports on the Cubs big move prior to the convention. The Cubs have added an arm that more than likely will wind up closing games at Iowa.
The Cubs added former White Sox reliever Shingo Takatsu on Friday. Terms of the deal have not been released.What the hell is next? Britt Burns?
Takatsu, 39, spent all of 2004 and part of 2005 in Chicago. In 99 games in the majors with the Sox and the New York Mets, Takatsu collected 27 saves over 98 2/3 innings. He gave up 81 hits, 17 homers and 40 walks. His ERA was 3.38.