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The Chicago Cubs today agreed to terms with right-handed pitcher CHAD FOX on a one-year minor league contract for the 2005 season. Fox will join the club in spring training as a non-roster invitee.

 

Fox, 34, has seen major league action with Atlanta (1997), Milwaukee (1998-2002), Boston (2003) and Florida (2003-2004). The right-handed reliever has gone 10-11 in his 203 major league relief appearances with a 3.45 ERA (83 ER/216.1 IP).

 

Fox held opponents to a .225 average last year with the Marlins, surrendering just 9 hits and 1 home run while striking out 17 batters.

 

He also saw significant time with the Florida club in 2003, going 2-1 with a 2.13 ERA (6 ER/25.1 IP).

 

Fox had his strongest season in 2001 with the Brewers when he appeared in 65 games, going 5-2 with 2 saves and a 1.89 ERA (14 ER/66.2 IP).

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What the.......

 

I thought Chad Fox would have re-signed with the Marlins. He was always talking about how greatful he was to the Marlins organization for giving him a chance.... Oh well... I wish him nothing but the best (except when he pitches against the Giants or Marlins).

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What a bummer,

I thought for sure Chad would be invited to Jupiter ST and, at the very least, offered a minor contract to get his arm back in shape.

There must have been negotiations. Is our FO so cocky about our bull-pen prospects or did Chad's agent sniff out the bucks?

Hate to lose a warrior. And a man of character.

We should have given him a chance.

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What a bummer,

I thought for sure Chad would be invited to Jupiter ST and, at the very least, offered a minor contract to get his arm back in shape.

There must have been negotiations. Is our FO so cocky about our bull-pen prospects or did Chad's agent sniff out the bucks?

Hate to lose a warrior. And a man of character.

We should have given him a chance.

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Totally agreed. :confused

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Damn i wanted this guy back on our team,this one is going to come back and bite us in the a**...i guess the FO really beleives in our bullpen..

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Sure there is risk his arm isn't recovered. But why not take a flyer on a minor league deal? There must have been more to it.

 

But there was a guy who could pitch out of a jam, time and time again.

 

We will miss him.

 

Good luck Chad.

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Save your best stuff for May, Chad, so you can come back to the Marlins.

 

 

The Marlins had two options with Fox, either sign him at no less than 20% of his 2004 contract (pretty big gamble for a guy that may never pitch for you) or wait until May to sign him to a minor league contract.

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