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by alex ciepley
Apparently having scouted the Cubs and noticing the quick (and entirely unsurprising) demise of Jose Macias (263/263/400), Ricky Gutierrez has signed a minor league contract with the Cubs. Ricky played ball, and played ball well, with the Cubbies in 2000 and 2001, but he's really struggled since leaving Chicago, due in large part to an ugly neck injury. Gutierrez was really bad with the Mets in a short stint this year (175/257/206), but he'll ply his trade down in Class A Daytona and see how much, if anything, he has left.