4/21 Looper throws for Cubs
The Cubs are looking at all options to help the bullpen and had scouts watch free agent pitcher Braden Looper. The right-hander was 14-7 in 34 starts for the Brewers last year with a 5.22 ERA and served up 39 homers in 194 2/3 innings. He has pitched for the Cardinals, Marlins, Mets and Brewers, compiling a 4.15 career ERA and 72-65 record. He was a closer from 2002-05. Looper did the tryout somewhere outside of Chicago and not at Wrigley Field. FoxSports first reported the Cubs’ interest.
— Carrie Muskat