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Q&A with Greg Reinhard

Righty averaged over 8 K's per 9 innings in 2006

New Cubs pitching prospect Greg Reinhard spent 2006 in a minor league rotation filled with top pitching prospects in the Tampa Bay Devil Rays' system. A sixth-round draft pick in 2005, the 23-year-old right-hander dropped his first five decisions with Class-A Southwest Michigan in the Midwest League, but showed improvement in the second half.

Reinhard finished up with six victories and a 4.50 ERA in 142 innings, making 26 starts. He struck out 134 and walked 54. The Cubs acquired Reinhard and OF Andrew Lopez from Tampa Bay earlier this month in the trade that sent right-hander Jae-Kuk Ryu to the Devil Rays. What were your initial thoughts on being traded to the Cubs? I was shocked. I got a call at 10 in the morning from Tampa and... Recommended Stories

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