Braden Looper plans to retire if he fails to make the Cubs' Opening Day roster.
Braden Looper limited the Diamondbacks to one run in 3 2/3 innings as a Cubs split-squad won 7-5 on Sunday.
Braden Looper can earn up to $3 million on his new deal with the Cubs.
Cubs signed RHP Braden Looper to a minor league contract.
Carrie Muskat of MLB.com reports that the Cubs watched free agent right-hander Braden Looper throw, however a signing is not expected.
Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports.com reports that free agent right-hander Braden Looper threw for the Cubs in Chicago on Tuesday.
A source told FOXSports.com's Jon Paul Morosi Friday that free agent Braden Looper might wait until the season begins to sign a deal.
MLB.com's Ken Gurnick confirmed Thursday evening that the Dodgers still have interest in free agent right-hander Braden Looper.
According to MLB.com's Ken Gurnick, the Dodgers are interested in free agent righty Braden Looper but not at his current asking price.
Braden Looper declined a contract offer from the Nationals, reports Bill Ladson of MLB.com.
The Mets are "looking at" 35-year-old free agent right-hander Braden Looper, according to Jayson Stark of ESPN.com.
Free agent right-hander Braden Looper told FOXSports.com on Monday that he would like to pitch for the Cubs in 2010.
According to Adam McCalvy of MLB.com, the Brewers have declined RHP Braden Looper's $6.5 million option for 2010.
The Brewers have until Saturday to make a decision on Braden Looper's $6.5 million mutual option for 2010.