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Cubs sign Dodgers castoff Mike MacDougal to minors deal

Los Angeles Dodgers v Pittsburgh Pirates

PITTSBURGH - MAY 09: Mike MacDougal #66 of the Los Angeles Dodgers pitches against the Pittsburgh Pirates during the game on May 9, 2011 at PNC Park in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

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Mike MacDougal has found a new team after being released by the Dodgers, signing a minor-league contract with the Cubs.

MacDougal’s shiny 2.05 ERA last season masked unimpressive secondary numbers and he’s always struggled to consistently throw strikes, but for a minor-league deal he’s still worth a flier at age 35.

He allowed five runs in 5.2 innings for the Dodgers prior to being released, with more walks (6) than strikeouts (4), and hasn’t been healthy and effective in back-to-back seasons since 2005/2006.