#Cubs sign Trevor Cahill

Trevor Cahill, who became a key piece in Chicago’s bullpen at the end of last season, has re-signed with the Cubs and will be given the chance to start. The one-year deal was reportedly worth $4.25 million, and is pending a physical.

The Cubs’ primary goal this offseason was to add more depth with the pitching staff, and they have already agreed to terms with free agent John Lackey, whose deal will be finalized once he completes a physical which was expected to be done this week.

Cahill, 27, was a starter with the Athletics, Diamondbacks and Braves, but was released by Atlanta last June, and again by the Dodgers last August.

He signed a Minor League deal with the Cubs on Aug. 19, and after a stint at Triple-A Iowa, he made 11 relief appearances for the Cubs, giving up four runs on eight hits over 17 innings.

— Carrie Muskat

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Aloha Folks, I think most of us here saw this; Cahill earned a chance to come back and have a shot at either the bullpen or rotation. Now he needs to really condition and prepare for pitching a whole season, 28-33 starts and beyond, as that should be his mindset. This will be interesting going into ST as now you Hammel, Hendricks, Cahill and possibly others fighting for the last 2 rotation spots. Will the FO trade for a CF or another pitcher? Mahalo!

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