Former Chicago Cubs infielder Ryan Theriot announced his retirement from baseball after not playing last season. Theriot spent five seasons with the Cubs from 2005 to 2010 and his best season came in 2008, when he was the team’s shortstop and hit .307 in 149 games. He also scored the game-winning in Game 4 of the 2012 World Series for the San Francisco Giants.
Cubs.com writer Carrie Muskat also answered mailbag questions on why or why the Cubs should try to trade starting pitcher Jeff Samardzija.
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