Cubs reportedly sign lefty reliever


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Jeff Hanisch - USA Today Sports
Jeff Hanisch - USA Today Sports

The Chicago Cubs are busy trying to add to their bullpen depth this offseason and have signed veteran lefty reliever Mike Zagurski to a minor league deal according to multiple reports.

Zagurski will get an invite to Spring Training, and he will have a chance to impress Cubs management.

He allowed seven earned runs in two relief appearances with the Brewers before he was let go from the 40-man roster last season. However, he was solid at Triple-A coming out of the bullpen in 2018 with a 3.20 ERA.

In the majors, he has a career 7.78 ERA, 77 strikeouts in 76.1 innings covering 91 games. This isn't very impressive, but apparently, the Cubs see something in him to give him a shot. More than likely, they know he can still throw very hard and worth getting a look.

The 35-year old will give the Cubs some organizational depth for their bullpen as he is another low-risk, low-cost move. He has been with the A's, Yankees, Pirates, Indians, Blue Jays, Tigers, Diamondbacks, and Brewers.

The Phillies drafted him in the 12th round of the 2005 MLB Draft.



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