Cubs sign veteran reliever Chris Martin
|Tuesday, March 15, 2022, 12:14 PM- -|
The Chicago Cubs have signed former Braves reliever Chris Martin to a one-year deal worth $2.5 million with incentives worth up to $750,000.
The tall 6-foot-8 should help the Cubs bullpen with some velocity as he throws a 95 MPH fastball.
In 2021 in 46 appearances, Martin had a 3.95 ERA with 1.27 WHIP across 43.1 innings.
Overall across six seasons totaling 195 innings, he has a 4.06 ERA with 187 strikeouts and 1.20 WHIP.
With the addition of Jesse Chavez and Martin, the Cubs are rebuilding their bullpen with a few reliable relievers after the loss of Codi Heuer for the entire season with Tommy John surgery.
Not a bad signing at all for the Northsiders as they try to be competitive in 2022 and we all know that it starts with solid pitching.
The thing to love about Chris Martin is that he doesn't walk anybody. Just a 3.3 BB% last year, 3.6% for his career. He's the anti-Winker.— Brad (@ballskwok) March 15, 2022