The Chicago Cubs made another move to land a pitcher on Tuesday night when they announced the signing of Drew Smyly.
The left-handed pitcher will join the Cubs on a two-year deal that is worth $10M with incentives that could earn him $7M more according to The Athletic’s Ken Rosenthal.
— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) December 13, 2017
Smyly likely wont pitch at all in 2018 after having Tommy John Surgery in 2017 but is a candidate to join the team’s rotation in 2019. If Smyly is able to return in 2018 it won’t be until late in the season where he’d likely assume a bullpen role.
Smyly pitched for Joe Madden and Jim Hickey during his time with the Tampa Bay Rays.