Cubs sign veteran righty


by - Senior Editor -
Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports
Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

The Chicago Cubs have signed veteran righty Joel Peralta to a minor league deal pending a physical and he will head to Triple-A Iowa.

Peralta will reunite with former manager Joe Maddon, who he had a successful four-year stint with in Tampa Bay. The Blue Jays and Royals also had an interest in the 40-year old reliever.

He is a flyball pitcher with a fastball, slider and a changeup.

In 2016, Peralta had a 5.40 ERA with 11 holds, 28 strikeouts, and two blown saves. For his career, he has a 4.00 ERA with fifteen saves, 169 holds, and 607 strikeouts.

Comment on this story
Print   
Send Feedback to Tony Crumpton: Email | Comment
David Ross says thank you to Jon Lester: "I love you and will miss you left-hander!"
David Ross says thank you to Jon Lester: "I love you and will miss you left-hander!"
WATCH: Cubs release heartfelt farewell video for Jon Lester
WATCH: Cubs release heartfelt farewell video for Jon Lester
Nobody elected to Hall of Fame Class of 2021
Nobody elected to Hall of Fame Class of 2021
Post your comments!
Sign Up for E-Mail News Alerts
Features
Breaking
Daily Digest