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Ken Blaze - USA Today Sports
Ken Blaze - USA Today Sports

Roster Move: Cubs re-sign reliever Tyler Duffey to minor league deal


by - Senior Editor -

The Chicago Cubs have re-signed former reliever Tyler Duffey to a new minor league deal according to the MLB.com transaction log.

After opting out of his previous contract earlier this month, Duffey had the opportunity to explore other options and potentially find a better future.

However, after careful consideration, both Duffey and the Cubs decided that continuing their partnership was the best course of action.

Duffey, 32, spent the majority of his career with the Minnesota Twins, where he established himself as a reliable pitcher.

From 2019 through 2021, Duffey was borderline dominant, boasting an impressive 2.69 ERA over 144.0 innings.

Unfortunately, he experienced a dip in performance in 2022, with a 4.91 ERA and mediocre peripherals. As a result, he became a free agent and subsequently signed with the Cubs during the offseason.

He was impressive in spring training and was one of the last cuts of camp.

As the season progresses, it will be interesting to see how Tyler Duffey progresses and if he gets another opportunity to showcase his skills at the major league level.

The Cubs' decision to re-sign him demonstrates their belief in his abilities and the value they see in his potential contributions.

Whether he becomes a key piece in the bullpen or provides organizational depth, Duffey's presence adds another decent arm to the squad.

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