September 9, 2012; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Chicago Cubs relief pitcher Shawn Camp (54) pitches against the Pittsburgh Pirates during the eighth inning at PNC Park. The Chicago Cubs won 4-2. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-US PRESSWIRE

Cubs Re-sign Shawn Camp

The Chicago Cubs have retained the services of right handed reliever Shawn Camp on a one-year contract, this according to MLB.com’s Carrie Muskat.

Camp lead the National League with 80 appearances out of the Cubs’ bullpen in 2012 and pitched to a 3.59 ERA in 77.2 innings. The 37-year-old is working for his fourth big league team since making his debut at age 28 with the Kansas City Royals in 2004. This past season, Camp struckout 6.3 batters per nine which was his highest such rate since rate 2009.

For his career, Camp is 28-32 with a 4.29 ERA in 512 appearances, all in relief. Last season, Camp bested his career averages in ERA, WHIP, walks per nine, hits per nine, and strikeouts per nine.

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