Chicago Cubs agree to deal with Drew Smyly

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.

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.

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