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Cubs bring up RHP Lim, DFA Bowden


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The Cubs brought up right-handed pitcher Chang-Yong Lim from Triple-A Iowa Wednesday morning.

To make room on the 40-man roster, right-handed reliever Michael Bowden was designated for assignment.

The 37-year-old Lim signed a two-year deal this offseason while recovering from Tommy John surgery in 2012. At four levels this year, the righty had no record and posted a 1.61 ERA in 22.1 innings, including five starts. He fanned 24 batters and walked seven while limiting opponents to a .173 average.

The South Korea native pitched 17 seasons in Korea (1996-2007) and Japan (2008-12), and represented his country in the 2000 Summer Olympics and the 2009 World Baseball Classic.

Bowden was 1-3 with a 4.30 ERA in 34 appearances this year for the Cubs.

Cubs finalize deal with Korean reliever Lim

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The Cubs officially agreed to terms with Korean pitcher Chang-Yong Lim on Monday. The 36-year-old signed a minor league deal after spending five seasons in Japan and 12 years in Korea.

Lim joined the Yakult Swallows of Japan in 2008 and quickly became one of the league’s more dominating closers. The right-hander recorded 28 or more saves in four straight seasons from 2008-11 and compiled a 2.09 ERA in the NPB. “Mister Zero,” as he is nicknamed, missed most of 2012 with Tommy John surgery—the second such procedure of his career—and is not expected to pitch for the Cubs until 2014.

The sidearmer helped Korea win a bronze medal in the 2000 Olympics and a silver medal in the 2009 World Baseball Classic.