Cubs shut down pitcher for the season


by - Senior Editor -
Discuss on the Baseball Message Board   Print   | CubsHQ Facebook ChicagoCubsHQ Twitter CubsHQ RSS Feed
Recruiting Home Search Recruits Recruiting Board 2019 Top Targets
Geoff Burke - USA Today Sports
Geoff Burke - USA Today Sports

The Chicago Cubs have decided on Monday to shut down lefty Drew Smyly for the season.

The 29-year old had Tommy John surgery 14 months ago and he just wasn't ready to contribute in the bullpen in the postseason if the Cubs make it.

There was no setback according to Theo Epstein but rather they ran out of time to get him ready this season. With the minor league season complete, there just wasn't enough mound time for him.

Smyly signed a two-year $10,000,00 guaranteed free agent contract this past offseason with the Cubs.

For his career, he has thrown 570.1 innings with a 3.74 ERA, 1.20 WHIP, and 552 strikeouts.


Comment on this story
Thanks for visiting CubsHQ.com. Follow our Facebook page to get updates on your news feed!
WATCH: Rizzo greets David Ross with sweaty bear hug
WATCH: Rizzo greets David Ross with sweaty bear hug
Kris Bryant's reaction to Molina's 'loser' comments
Kris Bryant's reaction to Molina's 'loser' comments
Ian Happ wants a chance to play second base
Ian Happ wants a chance to play second base
ESPN ranks Kris Bryant as Top 4 third baseman in MLB
ESPN ranks Kris Bryant as Top 4 third baseman in MLB
Send Feedback to Tony Crumpton: Email | Comment
Discuss on the Baseball Message Board   Print   | CubsHQ Facebook ChicagoCubsHQ Twitter CubsHQ RSS Feed
Post your comments!
CubsHQ 2019 Preview, Part 3 (Cont.): The Professor and Q
CubsHQ 2019 Preview, Part 3 (Cont.): The Professor and Q
The Hot Corner: Ben Zo misses camp, Ross reunited with Rizzo, RIP Harry Caray, more
The Hot Corner: Ben Zo misses camp, Ross reunited with Rizzo, RIP Harry Caray, more
WATCH: Rizzo greets David Ross with sweaty bear hug
WATCH: Rizzo greets David Ross with sweaty bear hug
Kris Bryant's reaction to Molina's 'loser' comments
Kris Bryant's reaction to Molina's 'loser' comments
Cubs and Chicago Muslim Organizations release joint statement about Islamophobia
Cubs and Chicago Muslim Organizations release joint statement about Islamophobia
Ian Happ wants a chance to play second base
Ian Happ wants a chance to play second base
ESPN ranks Kris Bryant as Top 4 third baseman in MLB
ESPN ranks Kris Bryant as Top 4 third baseman in MLB
The Hot Corner: Baez, Contreras take BP, Russell speaks out, injury updates, more
The Hot Corner: Baez, Contreras take BP, Russell speaks out, injury updates, more
Maddon reacts to Addison Russell's press conference
Maddon reacts to Addison Russell's press conference
State
Position
Last Name

Sign Up for E-Mail News Alerts
Features
Breaking
Daily Digest