11/27 Cubs sign Feldman
The Cubs added another arm to the mix on Tuesday, signing right-hander Scott Feldman to a one-year, $6 million deal with another $1 million in incentives. Feldman, 29, is the second free agent pitcher signed by the Cubs this month, joining Scott Baker. Feldman has pitched all or part of the last eight seasons with the Rangers, going 39-44 with a 4.81 ERA in 204 appearances, 101 as a starter. He made 20 or more starts in four of the last five seasons while also making 30 relief appearances in that span. He pitched exclusively in relief his first three seasons before transitioning into a starting role in 2008.
In 2009, Feldman was 17-8 with a 4.08 ERA in 34 appearances, including a career-high 31 starts. That season, he ranked among American League leaders in wins and winning percentage while setting a single-season franchise record with 12 wins on the road. The right-hander was the Rangers’ Opening Day starter a year later and went 7-11 with a 5.48 ERA in 29 appearances (22 starts) in 2010. He missed the first half of 2011 following right knee surgery. Last season, Feldman went 6-11 with a 5.09 ERA in 29 outings (21 starts).
– Carrie Muskat