Cubs to sign Trevor Williams


Cubs have agreed for a year, right-handed Major League deal Trevor williams, Ivan Altman of the Cubs Insider Report (Twitter link) is. The contract will become official once Williams passes his physical. According to Williams, will earn approximately $ 2.5MM MLB Network’s John Heyman, And Altman noted that some part of Williams’ salary was likely to be deferred.

After spending all five of his MLB seasons in a Pirates uniform, Williams will remain at NL Central and now wants to win the job behind Chicago’s rotation. Kyle Hendrix, Zach Davis, Adbert alzolay, And Alec mills The first four line up for the starting spots, though only Hendrick and Davis have actually closed their spots. Kohl stewart Recently a big league contract was signed, Shelby Miller As for Jesse Rogers of ESPN, the deal for the minors, and at least one more hand is on the way Tweets The Cubs are expected to have more pitches before spring training opens.

Williams opted to become a free agent in November instead of accepting a one-time assignment from the Pirates, as the Bucs’ move was essentially acting as a non-tender – giving Williams $ 3.2MM in arbitration and $ Earnings were estimated to be between 4.6MM. He received a fair interest in the open market in 2020, despite some rough numbers. Williams posted a 6.18 ERA and only 19.4 strike percentage (ranking in the 25th percentile of all pitches) in 55 1/3 innings. Williams’ stricken home problems in 2019 worsened last season, as he allowed a league-high 15 homers.

A significant increase as home runs increased and hard work allowed Williams has struggled since the start of the 2019 season. However, during the 2017-18 season, Williams looked like a durable young pitcher on the rise, as he had a 3.56 ERA in 321 innings in Pittsburgh’s rotation. Williams maintained the off-balance despite a blazing fastball or lack of a big strike number, although when his Sierra was hitting more than his 3.56 ERA, it could have included some good luck.

Williams (who turned 29 in April) has a solid track record when it comes to pitching innings, which would certainly be valuable on a Cubs staff that could have multiple arms juggling behind the rotation. Alzolle, Mills and Stewart have only 215 1/3 combined big league innings on their resume.

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