Report: Cubs sign free-agent pitcher Drew Smyly
|Saturday, March 19, 2022, 1:55 PM- -|
The Chicago Cubs have agreed to a one-year deal worth $5.25 million with an additional $2.5 million with pitcher Drew Smyly according to multiple reports on Saturday.
In 2021, he had an 11-4 record with a 4.48 ERA over 23 starts and six relief appearances with the Atlanta Braves. He struck out 117 batters and walked 41.
Smyly signed a two-year deal with the Cubs in 2017 but never pitched with them as he rehabbed from Tommy John surgery throughout the contract.
The 34-year-old will likely fit in the rotation after the injury to youngster Adbert Alzolay.
If he doesn't make the top five in the rotation, he certainly will be a valuable swingman or reliever for the ballclub.