Neal Cotts (LHP) - Began the 2009 season with the Chicago Cubs before being optioned to Triple-A Iowa on May 27. Went 0-2 in 19 appearances with the Cubs while stranding 13 of his 14 inherited runners. Posted a 2.84 ERA (12.2ip/4er) in 12 relief appearances with Iowa before undergoing season-ending "Tommy John" elblow ligament replacement surgery on July 2. Has a 10-12 record and 4.63 ERA (256.1ip/132er) in 284 big league appearances (five starts) with the White Sox (2003-06) and Cubs (2007-09).
Tyler Yates (RHP) - Went 0-2 in 15 relief appearances with the Pirates in 2009. Underwent season-ending "Tommy John" surgery on his right elbow on July 14. Was outrighted off Pittsburgh's 40-man roster on October 26 and elected free agency. Has a 12-17 record and a 5.12 ERA (248.0ip/141er) in 239 games (seven starts) in the big leagues with the New York Mets (2004), Atlanta (2006-07) and Pittsburgh (2008-09).