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Epstein: Big Z To Get Another Chance

Chicago Cubs new president of baseball operations Theo Epstein [[ EPP-steen ]] says pitcher Carlos Zambrano will get a chance to earn his way back on the team in 2012.  Epstein met face-to-face with Big Z on Monday in Chicago along with agent Barry Praver and vice president of player personnel Oneri Fleita.  Zambrano was placed on the disqualified list by the Cubs on August 12th after he was ejected for throwing at Atlanta's Chipper Jones twice in the same at-bat.  After being thrown out he cleaned out his locker and told team personnel he was quitting the team then left the ballpark.  Zambrano's veteran status gives him the right to veto any potential trade.  He has one year left on the $91-million extension he inked in 2008.  He went 9-and-7 with a 4.82 ERA last season.

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