Cubs reportedly sign Brandon Morrow


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David Kohl - USA Today Sports
David Kohl - USA Today Sports

The Chicago Cubs have re-signed veteran reliever Brandon Morrow on a minor-league deal on Friday according to multiple reports.

The deal will pay him $1 million if he makes it on the major league roster with a modest $1.25 million in potential incentives if he pitches in 65 games.

“The Cubs invested a lot of time into Brandon, and money, of course, and Brandon feels a certain sense of loyalty and obligation back to the Cubs to stay with them if they want him on a minor-league contract or something like that," Morrow's agent told the Chicago Sun-Times during the offseason.

This is a savvy move by the Cubs because they spent all the previous money on him, and now he will try to put it together finally on a minimum pay level. If the 35-year old veteran doesn't regain his previous form, it's not much risk.

However, if he becomes a viable late-inning option for the Cubs, it will be one of the top moves of the offseason by any ballclub.

He hasn't pitched since before the All-Star break in 2018.

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