Chicago Cubs Have Interest in Bringing Back Chang-Yong Lim
According to a report, the Chicago Cubs have expressed interest in re-signing relief pitcher Chang-Yong Lim.
The Cubs previously signed Lim as a free agent in December of 2012. Lim was signed to a 2-year minor-league deal.
However, the Cubs decided to remove him off their 40-man roster and non-tendered him. Lim then became a free agent after he was recovering from surgery.
In all levels of the minors for the Cubs, Lim posted a 1.61 earn run average in 21 games last season. Just for the Iowa Cubs last season, Lim posted a 0.79 earn run average with 12 strikeouts and only walked 4 batters in 11.1/3 innings pitched.
Lim made his big-league debut on September 7th. Lim had a hard time throwing strikes when he was called to the majors. In 5 innings, Lim gave up 3 runs (5.40 earn run average), 6 hits, 8 walks and struck out 5 batters.
Lim reportedly told a Korea newspaper that he would rather stay in the majors then go back overseas. The Cubs reportedly have offered Lim a minor-league deal with an invitation to spring training.
The Cubs are expected to announce their non-roster invitees to spring next month and that’s when we’ll find out if Lim accepted the deal or if he’s still a free agent.