Former Cubs pitcher trying for MLB comeback

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Caynor Arnold - USA Today Sports
Caynor Arnold - USA Today Sports

'Big Z' is still making baseball news.

Former Cubs pitcher Carlos Zambrano told the Chicago Sun-Times Monday that he will be playing for the Chicago Dogs starting when their season starts on May 17. The Dogs are an independent pro team based out of Rosemont, Illinois.

"Why not?" he said about his possible MLB comeback. "Bartolo [Colon] pitched until he was 45. I’m 37."

Zambrano thinks that he can make it back to the majors as a reliever.

"Now I want to play,’’ he said. "Now I want to see what happens."

Obviously, we wish Zambrano the best of luck as he tries to work his magic working back to the big show.

For his major league career, he had a 132-91 record with a 3.66 ERA and 1,637 strikeouts. During his 10-year run with the Cubs, he was an All-Star in 2004, 2006, and 2008. He was also a three-time winner of the Silver Slugger Award at the pitching position and had a no-hitter against the Houston Astros in 2008.

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