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Shawn Camp agrees to minor league deal with Cubs

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MESA, Ariz. (AP)

Right-handed reliever Shawn Camp has agreed to a minor league contract with the Chicago Cubs, five days following his release from the Seattle Mariners.

The 36-year-old was in uniform Monday for a split-squad game against the San Diego Padres, one day after taking a physical for Chicago.

Camp is 26-26 with a 4.40 ERA in 432 games over eight major league seasons. He had a 2.16 ERA in 8 1-3 innings this spring training for the Mariners with six strikeouts and three walks.

''Not only did I get a call, but it is a great organization,'' Camp said. ''I've never pitched in the National League, and everything works out. I am excited about that. It's like a new chapter in your life.''

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