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Cubs sign Joel Pineiro

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim v Toronto Blue Jays

TORONTO, CANADA - SEPTEMBER 20: Joel Pineiro #35 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim pitches against the Toronto Blue Jays in a MLB game on September 20, 2011 at the Rogers Centre in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Claus Andersen/Getty Images)

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Joel Pineiro hasn’t pitched in the majors since 2011, but he’s still giving it a go at age 35 and the right-hander has agreed to a minor-league contract with the Cubs.

Pineiro had a 5.13 ERA and a miniscule strikeout rate in 146 innings for the Angels in 2011, but for the most part he was usually a decent mid-rotation starter for a decade or so. He’ll begin his comeback at Triple-A Iowa.

He pitched briefly for the Red Sox when the Cubs’ current front office was in charge in Boston, appearing in 31 games as a reliever with a 5.03 ERA in 2007.

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