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Brandon signed a two-year contract with the Cubs December 12, 2017 ... includes a club/vesting option for the 2020 campaign ... is coming off a career-best campaign in 2017, going 6-0 with two saves and a 2.06 ERA (10 ER/43.2 IP) in 45 relief outings... Has been utilized both as a starter and a reliever in his career, pitching exclusively out of the 'pen the last two seasons ... has gone 51-43 with 18 saves, four complete game shutouts and a 4.05 ERA (373 ER/828.1 IP) in 299 major league outings... Is 7-0 with two saves and a 1.96 ERA (13 ER/59.2 IP) in 63 relief appearances since the start of 2016... Has posted a 4.32 ERA (309 ER/644.1 IP) in 113 starts and a 3.13 ERA (64 ER/184.0 IP) in 186 relief outings... Has pitched in parts of 11 major league seasons with Seattle (2007-09), Toronto (2010-14), San Diego (2015- 16) and the Dodgers (2017)... Has struck out 846 batters in 828.1 major league innings, good for 9.19 strikeouts per nine innings... Originally selected by Seattle in the first round (fifth overall) of 2006 draft out of the University of California, Berkeley ... was named first team All-Pac-10 in 2006 and a semifinalist for the Roger Clemens Award (nation's top collegiate pitcher)... Was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes when he was 18 and is active in the community as an advocate for people living with the disease.


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