3/29 Bullpen is set
The Cubs finalized the bullpen on Saturday by adding right-hander Brian Schlitter and designating for assignment right-hander Alberto Cabrera. The moves will be done procedurally on Sunday and are effective for Monday’s season opener at Pittsburgh.
Schlitter was 1-0 with a 2.08 ERA this spring, allowing 10 hits and two earned runs while walking only one and striking out nine in 8 2/3 innings and eight appearances. Cabrera looked sharp early. But in his last two outings, he’s struggled, including a game against the Angels on Tuesday when he gave up five runs on four hits over a third of an inning. Cabrera was 0-1 with 6.97 ERA in 10 1/3 innings covering 10 appearances and is out of options.
Schlitter joins a bullpen that includes closer Jose Veras, James Russell, Pedro Strop, Wesley Wright, Hector Rondon and Justin Grimm.