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PostPosted: February 20th, 2012, 9:54 am 
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Cubs sign former Tigers P Nate Robertson

The Cubs signed lefty pitcher Nate Robertson to a deal
Saturday, according to Eyewitness Sports. The details of
the deal have not been released yet.

Robertson is a former 5th round pick in the 1999 draft and
has pitched for the Marlins, Tigers and Phillies in his career.
During his 9 seasons, he has compiled a 5.01 ERA and 1.47
WHIP in 1,152.1 innings with 6.1 K/9 and 10 hits/9 innings
ratios.

He has worked mostly as a starter over his career -- making
187 starts in 223 appearances -- but has spent more time as
a reliever of late. Robertson made just six starts in 2009 for
the Tigers, 18 in 2010 for the Marlins and did not pitch in the
majors last year.

The 34-year-old southpaw spent all of '11 with the Mariners
pitching in Triple-A. He struggled all season with a 7.14 ERA
in 18 starts thanks to a horrendous 1.85 WHIP and 13 hits/9.

This move will likely have little impact on the 2012 Cubs, but he
is just another option for the starting rotation if new Cubs manager
Dale Sveum needs it for his squad.

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Marlins lookin' into Vladimir Guerrero for Bench Role

The Marlins are interested in shoring up their bench by
signing OF Vladimir Guerrero, the veteran told Julio E.
Castro C. at the Dominican paper El Caribe. However,
neither Guerrero nor manager Ozzie Guillen is entirely
comfortable with what a move back to the NL would
signify for the 37-year-old's career.

"The Marlins have shown interest in me, but to be on the
bench or to pinch hit for the pitcher. Ozzie Guillen didn't like
this, since he said I'm not that class of player," Guerrero told
Castro. Guerrero shares this hesitancy, adding, "I don't consider
myself a bench player, in spite of my age."

Despite Guillen's reservations, the match makes sense on
paper. The Marlins' 1st options off the bench are currently
lefties Chris Coghlan and Greg Dobbs, and Vlad and former
Marlin Derrek Lee are the strongest remaining righty batters.
Guerrero also said he considers himself a friend of Guillen,
whom he met when the Venezuelan was the Expos' 3B coach
in 2001. "In addition to that, I know the Marlins' owner
[Jeffrey Loria] very well, and I consider him a great person,"
Guerrero added.

Earlier this winter, Guerrero was reportedly open with
the Yankees about his desire to fill their DH vacancy.
In lieu of other offers, he indicated to Castro he was
willing to return to the junior circuit after 8 seasons
away. "For the moment, I'll continue waiting for
[the Marlins'] call," Guerrero said.

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