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Mar 4, 2017; Mesa, AZ, USA; A general view batting helmets for the Los Angeles Dodgers during a spring training game against the Chicago Cubs at Sloan Park. Mandatory Credit: Allan Henry-USA TODAY Sports
Mar 4, 2017; Mesa, AZ, USA; A general view batting helmets for the Los Angeles Dodgers during a spring training game against the Chicago Cubs at Sloan Park. Mandatory Credit: Allan Henry-USA TODAY Sports /
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Daniel Corcino was initially signed as an amateur free agent by the Cincinnati Reds in 2008. Corcino made his big league debut against the Cubs in August 2014, throwing one shutout inning. Corcino was 0-2 with a 4.34 ERA in five appearances and three starts in 2014. He has not been back in the big leagues since his stint in 2014.

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He was signed as a free agent by the Chicago Cubs in December. At 26, Corcino still has a lot of upside and will likely start the season at Double-A. He pitched two shutout innings for the Cubs this spring but like Acevedo is seen a pure depth player for the Cubs. With many guys ahead of him, it’s unlikely to see Corcino at the big league level unless he has a breakout season.

Either way, he’s a good guy to have in the organization, as the Cubs continue to stock pile pitching depth. He has spent most of his minor-league career as a starter but has pitched out of relief as well.  His minor league career has had some ups and downs, having success early in his career but struggling over the last few seasons.

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