Cubs decide Carlos Zambrano should pitch more than once every five days

Former Chicago Cubs ace Carlos Zambrano has had a wretched start to the season with a 7.45 ERA through his first four starts. So yesterday manager Lou Piniella decided to move Zambrano to the bullpen where he could pitch as many as four or five times a week, as opposed to just once or twice. "It seems logical to me," said Piniella. "If a guy is struggling, let's have him impact more games." While the Cubs have trailed in three of Zambrano's four starts, now the portly, highly-paid righty will be able to sabotage games they are leading, as well. "Despite what some people may say, this team has the capability to win games," said general manager Jim Hendry. "And we need to take all possible measures to stop that. The Chicago Cubs have a brand to uphold."


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