Chicago Cubs Sign Brandon Morrow


The Chicago Cubs reportedly agreed to a free-agent deal with relief pitcher Brandon Morrow on Saturday worth between $10 million and $11 million per season, according to Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports.

Unfortunately, Morrow was not as good in the World Series.

While Morrow has never served as a team's main closing option, he proved last season that he could be counted on with games on the line.

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The Chicago Cubs appear to be getting some much needed help for their bullpen. The club has not officially confirmed the signing, but Morrow could very possibly step into the closer role if the Cubs fail to re-sign Wade Davis. The 33-year-old pitched 14 out of 15 Dodgers playoff games this past postseason, including all seven in the World Series loss against the Houston Astros.

This signing follows the acquisition of free agent starter Tyler Chatwood, boosting a starting rotation that will now be sans former Cy Young award victor Jake Arrieta. The Cubs are still after more arms as the winter meetings begin. He pitched as a reliever for the Padres in 2016 and then was stellar out of the bullpen last season for the Dodgers, his first full season as a reliever.

An 11-year veteran with stops in Seattle, Toronto, and San Diego along with Los Angeles, Morrow has a career 51-43 record with a 4.05 ERA.