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Cubs moving Zambrano to bullpen

Updated: April 22, 2010, 4:40 PM ET
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Chicago Cubs manager Lou Piniella is moving struggling starter Carlos Zambrano to the bullpen, and the move might not be temporary.

"I told him we really needed him in the bullpen," Piniella told reporters in New York before facing the Mets. "We felt he could do a really nice job for us there.

"He said he would do what's best for the team. I'm very appreciative. We've talked about maturing. This proves it to me."

Zambrano is 1-2 with a 7.45 ERA in four starts, and the ...

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