Shawn Camp agrees to minor league deal with Cubs

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


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.”