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NL Central: Cubs sign Williams Perez

Check out what is happening in the National League Central.

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The Cubs have signed former Braves pitcher Williams Perez to a minor-league contract. The 25-year old struggled in the beginning of last season before eventually heading to the DL in June. However that didn’t seem to help. Perez finished off 2016 with a 6.04 ERA in 11 starts. As bad as that may sound, this move gives Chicago some starter depth in case of a serious injury to the other pitchers in the rotation.

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