Cubs re-sign veteran pitcher Drew Smyly to two-year deal
|Thursday, December 22, 2022, 7:28 PM- -|
The Chicago Cubs pitching staff is looking pretty solid for the 2023 season.
Free agent pitcher Drew Smyly has agreed on a two-year, $19 million deal with the Cubs that includes a $10 million mutual option ($2.5 million buyout) for 2025 according to MLB insider Robert Murray.
Smyly gets $8 million in 2023 and $8.5 million in 2024.
In 2022, he pitched well for the Cubs, going 7-8 with a 3.47 ERA with 91 strikeouts and a 1.19 WHIP.
He has played for several teams in his pro career, including the Tampa Bay Rays, Seattle Mariners, Atlanta Braves, Texas Rangers, Chicago Cubs, and San Francisco Giants.
He was originally drafted by the Detroit Tigers in the second round of the 2010 MLB Draft and made his MLB debut with the Tigers in 2012.