Cubs reportedly sign righty pitcher


by - Senior Editor -
Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports
Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports

The Chicago Cubs continue to bolster their organizational pitching depth as they have signed righty Ryan Weber to a minor league contract according to multiple reports.

For his short MLB career, Weber has a 1-4 record with 5.00 ERA over 68.1 innings. He battled back from a biceps injury last season to make just six starts (five at Triple-A) including one start for the Seattle Mariners. In those minor league starts, he had a 0.85 ERA and held batters to a low .179 batting average.

This is another move to get more depth in the minors and if disaster hits next season, he has the experience to pitch in the bullpen or even get a spot start. Weber's signing is another low-risk move but could be a nice addition to the major league ball club next season if he continues to pitch well like his last five starts in 2017.

He was drafted in the 22nd round by the Atlanta Braves in the 2009 MLB draft.

Comment on this story
Print   
Send Feedback to Tony Crumpton: Email | Comment
Bears sign return specialist, release DT
Bears sign return specialist, release DT
Bears-Rams has impressive TV ratings
Bears-Rams has impressive TV ratings
WATCH: Highlights from Week 7's Bears-Rams matchup
WATCH: Highlights from Week 7's Bears-Rams matchup
Post your comments!
Sign Up for E-Mail News Alerts
Features
Breaking
Daily Digest