The Chicago Cubs re-signed relief pitcher Trevor Cahill to a one-year, $4.25 million contract on Monday, per Buster Olney of Jon Heyman of confirmed the report, adding the deal is pending a physical.  

Cahill, 27, went 1-3 with a 5.40 ERA, 1.38 WHIP, two holds and 36 strikeouts in 43.1 innings pitched last season in stints with the Atlanta Braves and the Cubs. While he struggled with Atlanta, he was excellent in Chicago, notching a 2.12 ERA and 0.76 WHIP in 11 appearances. He also went 1-1 in six postseason appearances, giving up two earned runs in 5.1 innings.

Cahill is a former starter, but he found a home in Chicago’s bullpen after signing a minor league deal with the team midseason. While he doesn’t have dominant stuff, he was a solid option for the team in the middle innings and returns at an affordable price, allowing the Cubs to patch up other needs at key positions.


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