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Corpas off 40-man roster to add Wood

Relief pitcher Manny Corpas was outrighted off the 40-man roster to make room for Kerry Wood. He cleared waivers and will be a non-roster invitee to spring training.

Corpas, who signed with the Cubs on Dec. 26, is 12-16 lifetime with 34 saves and 51 holds and a 3.95 ERA. He helped the Colorado Rockies get to the 2007 World Series, assuming the closer's role in midseason from Brian Fuentes, who went down with an injury. He ended up with 19 saves and a 2.08 ERA that year.

Corpas, 29, had Tommy John surgery on his right elbow in September of 2010 and spent the 2011 season in the Rangers organization rehabbing. He did not pitch in an organized game. Corpas pitched two months in winter ball this offseason in Panama. He will get a chance to make his way into the Cubs' bullpen with Sean Marshall getting traded to the Reds this offseason and right-hander Jeff Samardzija competing for a rotation spot.