Cubs reportedly release veteran reliever
|Saturday, March 23, 2019, 1:52 PM- -|
The difficult decisions continue to happen around major league baseball as teams ready for their first game of the regular season.
Veteran reliever Junichi Tazawa was released by the Cubs on Saturday according to multiple reports. Today was the deadline before the team had to pay a $100K retention bonus if he was not released.
The 32-year old pitched admirably in the spring giving up only two hits, no walks, and zero runs including nine strikeouts in 5.2 innings.
For his MLB career, he has a 4.12 ERA with four saves, 374 strikeouts, and a 1.32 WHIP.