Cubs sign Pitcher Todd Wellemeyer to Minor-League Contract Reviewed by Momizat on . The Cubs have signed pitcher Todd Wellemeyer to a Minor-League contract. Bruce Levine of ESPNChicago reported the deal earlier. During an online chat earlier th The Cubs have signed pitcher Todd Wellemeyer to a Minor-League contract. Bruce Levine of ESPNChicago reported the deal earlier. During an online chat earlier th Rating:
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Cubs sign Pitcher Todd Wellemeyer to Minor-League Contract

Cubs sign Pitcher Todd Wellemeyer to Minor-League Contract

The Cubs have signed pitcher Todd Wellemeyer to a Minor-League contract. Bruce Levine of ESPNChicago reported the deal earlier.

During an online chat earlier this afternoon Bruce Levine of ESPNChicago.com reported that the Cubs have signed Todd Wellemeyer to a minor-league contract. According to Levine, the deal is worth $800,000 plus incentives if Wellemeyer makes the team out of spring training.

Wellemeyer was a reliever for the first four seasons of his career, but then put together a nice 40-start run as a middle-of-the-rotation starter for the Cardinals in 2007 and 2008. St. Louis let him go after he struggled as a full-time member of the rotation in 2009 and he couldn’t get back on track with the Giants last season.

He’ll probably compete for a bullpen gig in Chicago, but Wellemeyer’s raw stuff has declined to the point that a comeback seems unlikely. As a reliever his average fastball clocked in at 93-94 miles per hour and initially as a starter he averaged 92.2 mph, but his velocity dipped to 91.5 mph in 2009 and 90.2 mph in 2010.

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