Lefty Smiley closes contract renewal with Cubs

Lefty Drew Smiley (33) re-signs with the Chicago Cubs.

‘ESPN’ quoted a source on the 19th (Korean time) and said that a contract agreement between the two sides was imminent.

Smiley went 53-47 with a 4.10 ERA in 239 appearances for 7 teams in 9 seasons in the major leagues.

After two years of hiatus in 2017 and 2018 due to the aftermath of Tommy John surgery, he continued his tough career by touring five teams for four seasons. He signed with the Cubs in 2018 while he was in rehab, but didn’t play. His relationship ended when the Cubs traded Cole Hamels to Texas in the process of exercising his team option. 메이저사이트

After signing a contract in March, the relationship with the Cubs continued. The result was successful. He went 7-8 with a 3.47 earned run average in 106 1/3 innings in 22 games. He posted a WHIP of 1.194 with 1.4 home runs, 2.2 walks and 7.7 strikeouts per 9 innings.

Smiley will lead the rotation with the Cubs along with Marcus Stroman, Jameson Tyyon and Justin Steele. The Cubs are aggressively reinforcing their power by signing Tyyon, outfielder Cody Bellinger, and shortstop Dansby Swanson.