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Chicago Cubs release relief pitcher Shawn Camp

Jun 30, 2013; Seattle, WA, USA; Chicago Cubs relief pitcher Shawn Camp (54) pitches to the Seattle Mariners during the 8th inning at Safeco Field. Mandatory Credit: Steven Bisig-USA TODAY Sports

The Chicago Cubs announced on Tuesday they have cleared waivers for reliever Shawn Camp.

Camp, 37, had a 7.04 earned-run average and seven home runs in 23 innings during his second season with the Cubs. During the 2012 season, Camp pitched 77.2 innings in a team high 80 appearances with a record of 3–6, two saves and a 3.59 ERA. Prior to joining the Cubs, Camp spent a month with the Seattle Mariners after three seasons in the Toronto Blue Jays organization.

Last week Camp was sent to Triple-A Iowa on assignment before his release.

Camp joins Carlos Marmol has the second member of the Cubs bullpen to be shown the door this season. Matt Guerrier and Pedro Strop look to replace the two as well as left-handed pitcher Brooks Raley from Iowa before a prospect is brought up.

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Topics: Chicago Cubs, Mlb, Shawn Camp

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