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Chicago Cubs: Six pitchers cut from spring roster

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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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Manny Parra

Unlike the first three players cut, Manny Parra is a veteran pitcher who is looking to make his way back into the big leagues. Parra spent last spring with the Cubs as well, but never made the roster and now returned again this spring.

Parra last pitched in the majors in October 2015, when he threw one scoreless inning against the Cubs. He is 29-41 with a 4.90 ERA in his career over eight seasons. He spent time with both Milwaukee and Cincinnati before joining the Cubs.

It has been kind of surprising that Parra hasn’t been able to make it back to the big leagues. At just 34 years of age, Parra’s career is far from over. It seems like nobody is biting on him, though, and the Cubs could stash him away in minor leagues as emergency depth.  It would be really nice to see the Cubs give Parra a chance at least out of the bullpen, but again, he’s pretty far down on the depth chart.

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