Charles LeClaire - USA Today Sports
Charles LeClaire - USA Today Sports

Cubs pitcher opts out of deal with team

by - Senior Editor -

Cubs right-handed pitcher Carl Edwards Jr. is opting out of his minor league deal with the Cubs.

Edwards opted out of his deal so he could possibly sign with another team that needs help with an MLB deal. Worst case, he can sign back to a minor league deal with a team, possibly the Cubs again.

He was impressive this spring, pitching to a 1.35 ERA in 6.2 innings in seven games. He showed that he was healthy after a shoulder injury that cut his season short last season with the Washington Nationals.

The Cubs have a fairly stacked bullpen with Hector Neris, Drew Smyly, Julian Merryweather, Adbert Alzolay, Yency Almonte and Mark Leiter Jr.

There are a spot or two left in the Cubs bullpen to be decided between Luke Little and Keegan Thompson and others.

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