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The Ex-Cub Factor

Even in the offseason, ex-Cubs are on the move . . .

1. Eddie Butler.

Sent to the Rangers last July in the Cole Hamels trade, Butler rejected a minor-league assignment last month and just signed with the NC Dinos of the Korean Baseball Organization.

2. Jim Riggleman.

Is there any team this guy hasn't worked for? After losing out on the Reds' manager job despite a successful interim reign last season, Riggs is heading to the Mets as Mickey Calloway's bench coach.

3. Christian Villanueva

The Padres just sold the one-time NL Rookie of the Month and starting third baseman to the Yomiuri Giants.

4. Matt Szczur.

5. Carlos Zambrano.

Big Z wants back in.

6, 7, 8. Chris Gimenez, Brant Brown, Mark Prior.

CG joins the Dodgers as their new game-planning coach, alongside Dodger hitting strategist Brant Brown and Dodger bullpen coach Mark Prior.

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