Cubs reportedly re-sign reliever
|Friday, February 26, 2021, 10:29 AM- -|
An MVP vote-getter is back with the Cubs.
The Chicago Cubs have re-signed Ryan Tepera to a major league deal on Friday according to multiple reports including MLB insider Jon Heyman.
Tepera was decent with a 3.92 ERA, three holds, and 1.403 WHIP in 21 appearances (20 2/3 innings) last season. Other notables included a 34.% strikeout rate and 13.5% walk rate.
For his six MLB seasons, he has a decent 3.66 ERA.
The 33-year-old was non-tendered by the ballclub in December.
The funny note about Tepera's 2020 season is that he got a 10th place vote for MVP accidentally by Rick Hummel out of St. Louis.
"I fully intended to vote for Trea Turner [10th]," Hummel said during the offseason. "In fact, I remember wrestling with putting two guys in from a last-place team,” added Hummel, who had Turner’s Nationals teammate Juan Soto eighth on his ballot."
No official word yet on Tepera's signing with the Cubs yet.
The Cubs' rotation is full of contact-based arms, but Chicago has plenty of swing and miss in the bullpen. Ryan Tepera, who is on verge of returning on an MLB deal, had incredible spikes in that category last year with Cubs. pic.twitter.com/LrxDGqG3gs— Jordan Bastian (@MLBastian) February 26, 2021