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Carlos Villanueva can do more than hold space in Cubs’ rotation

MESA, Ariz. — Jeff Samardzija is the Opening Day starter with the power-pitching arsenal and the coast-to-coast attention going into his lame-duck season. Travis Wood is the All-Star. But, pitching coach Chris Bosio says, ‘‘The wild card in this thing is Villanueva.” Carlos Villanueva, the funk-throwing swingman — the guy who wanted a chance to make 30 starts when he talked to teams as a free agent a winter ago — is the guy who holds the pieces of the Cubs’ pitching staff together almost …Read the Rest

Source: Sun-Times Cubs

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