Unlikely Lefty

Early in spring training, the buzz was that Scott Eyre and Neal Cotts would be the two lefties in the bullpen most likely to break camp with the parent squad. Then Cotts struggled in Cactus League action and was demoted to Triple-A Iowa in the middle of camp. Then manager Lou Piniella said the Cubs just might break camp with only one southpaw reliever. Then Eyre hurt his elbow. Speculation in the final week of camp was that Sean Marshall, who was out of the starting derby, would get the nod. In the end, the guy who got the call was lefty Carmen Pignatiello, who posted a 0.87 ERA in 11 Cactus League games.

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