Cubs reportedly scouting veteran closer


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Mike DiNovo - USA Today Sports
Mike DiNovo - USA Today Sports

The Chicago Cubs need some bullpen help at closer with Brandon Morrow's injury.

However, don't think Theo Epstein is idling doing nothing as the team was recently scouting veteran closer Alex Colome according to 670 The Score's Bruce Levine.

"As the White Sox hosted the Royals for a three-game series earlier this week, the Cubs, Phillies, Nationals, Mets, Diamondbacks, and Yankees had scouts in attendance watching," Levine said. "What they saw was Colome at his best, as he won and saved games Tuesday in the White Sox's sweep and then followed up with another save in his team's victory Wednesday evening."

Colome has been impressive with a 1.59 ERA with 11 saves (out of 11 opportunities), 21 strikeouts, and a sparkling 0.57 ERA this season. He is currently making $7.3 million this season and under team control through the 2020 season.

"I don’t feel like jumping from team to team is really a good thing,” Colome said to the media Tuesday. “It’s hard for us. I don’t want to get traded, but that is something that can happen, you never know."

For his career, the 30-year old has a 3.02 ERA with 107 saves, 335 strikeouts, and 1.17 WHIP.

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