Cubs reportedly interested in Blue Jays closer
|Sunday, May 19, 2019, 8:43 AM- -|
Despite the Chicago Cubs currently residing in first-place, there is still work that could be done in their bullpen. Injuries to standouts Brandon Morrow and Pedro Stop have hurt the depth and made a probable add to the bullpen likely.
According to Blue Jays broadcaster Buck Martinez, the Cubs have inquired about the availability of 28-year old Blue Jays closer Ken Giles.
In 2019, Giles has a 1.47 ERA and nine saves (5th in AL) in 19 appearances this season. For his MLB career, he has a 2.73 ERA with 100 saves, 417 strikeouts, and a sparkling 0.98 WHIP.
The righty has one more year of arbitration left before he hits free agency after the 2020 season. He currently makes $6.3 million in 2019.
He was drafted in the seventh round of the 2011 MLB Draft.
On Inside the Clubhouse @670TheScore Jays broadcaster Buck Maritinez confirmed the Cubs have asked about the availability of closer Ken Giles— Bruce Levine (@MLBBruceLevine) May 18, 2019