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The Cubs agreed to terms with right-handed pitcher Scott Feldman on a one-year deal Tuesday. The agreement is thought to be worth $6 million with another $1 million in potential incentives, according to Carrie Muskat of MLB.com.
The 29-year-old has spent eight seasons with the Rangers and has a 39-44 career record with a 4.81 ERA in 204 appearances, 101 as a starter. In 2009, he went 17-8 with a 4.08 ERA in 31 starts.
“The Cubs were like a dream scenario for me,” said Feldman in a conference call. “Getting to play for an organization with that type of history and a city like Chicago with great fans, I think it’s going to be a good situation.”
The 6-foot-7 sinkerballer missed the first half of the 2011 season recovering from knee surgery. He rejoined the Rangers after the All-Star Break and went 2-1 with a 3.94 ERA, mostly in relief. He also was 1-0 with a 3.29 ERA in nine postseason appearances that season. In 2012, Feldman went 6-11 with a 5.09 ERA (70 ER/123.2 IP) in 29 outings (21 starts).
Feldman was selected in the 30th round of the 2003 draft and made his Rangers debut two seasons later.
The Chicago Cubs today acquired right-handed pitcher Michael Bowden and a player to be named from the Boston Red Sox for outfielder Marlon Byrd and cash considerations.
Bowden, 25, began the 2012 season on Boston’s Opening Day roster, posting no record and a 3.00 ERA (1 ER/3.0 IP) in two relief appearances before being designated for assignment on April 15. He has a 3.91 ERA (10 ER/23.0 IP) in 16 major league appearances since the start of the 2011 season. Bowden is a 2005 graduate of Waubonsie Valley High School in Aurora, Ill.
The 6-foot-3, 215-pound right-hander split the last three seasons between Boston and Triple-A Pawtucket, where he spent the majority of the 2011 season as Pawtucket’s closer. Bowden went 3-3 with 16 saves and a 2.73 ERA (16 ER/52.2 IP) in 41 relief outings in Triple-A last year, striking out 61 and walking only 18 in 52.2 innings. He converted 16-of-17 save chances and limited opponents to a .218 batting average (43-for-197).
Originally selected by the Red Sox in the supplemental round (47th overall) of the 2005 Draft, Bowden has pitched parts of the last five seasons in the majors with the Red Sox, going 2-2 with a 5.61 ERA (37 ER/59.1 IP) in 39 appearances, all but two in relief.
Byrd, 34, is batting .075 (3-for-43) with two RBI in 13 games with the Cubs this season, his third since signing a three-year contract with the club prior to the 2010 campaign. Byrd was named a National League All-Star in his first season with the Cubs, batting .293 (170-for-580) in 152 games in 2010. He hit .276 (123-for-446) in 119 games with the Cubs last year.
Chicago – The Cubs placed right-handed pitcher Kerry Wood on the 15-day disabled list (retroactive to April 14) with right shoulder fatigue and recalled left-handed pitcher Scott Maine from Triple-A Iowa.
Maine, 27, is 1-0 with one save and a 1.42 ERA (1 ER/6.1 IP) in five relief appearances at Iowa this season. He made his major league debut in 2010 and has a 4.95 ERA (11 ER/20.0 IP) in 20 major league relief appearances over the last two seasons with the Cubs.
At Triple-A Iowa last year, Maine went 3-4 with 12 saves and a 3.68 ERA in 38 relief outings (51.1 innings). He struck out 72 batters and walked only 25.
Wood is 0-1 with an 11.57 ERA (3 ER/2.1 IP) in four relief appearances this season. He last pitched on April 13 in St. Louis, retiring the lone batter he faced.