Why?

The Cubs on Tuesday signed pitcher Doug Davis to a minor league contract.

Didn't the Cubs release a pitcher better then Davis at the end of spring training? Aren't they still paying said pitcher around $10 million?

Davis, if he makes the big club, could make $1.7 million in incentives. He has been assigned to extended spring training. Anyone else think the injuries to Cashner and Wells might be much more serious then first reported?

During his 12 major league seasons Davis, 35,has compiled a record of 91-101 with an ERA 4.38. Last season in 8 games with the Brewers he went 1-4 with an ERA of 7.51. Besides the Brewers he has also pitched for the Rangers, Blue Jays and Dbacks.

Doug is best known for taking a perfect game into the 7th inning back in July of 2008. That was the same season he was diagnosed with  thyroid cancer. He had surgery to remove his thyroid and missed just about a month of the season.

At best Davis has been a 5th starter and if he does happen to get the call up to the big leagues it will be a true sign the Cubbies are in trouble. This move really shows just how thin the Cubs starting pitching is in the minors.