Hey, hey! The Cubs have signed another reliever that you most likely have never heard of, but that they’re going to bet on in 2020.
We’ve seen a number of these type of super under the radar type signings this offseason as the Cubs have once again been financially handcuffed. (by choice) This time it’s 28-year-old Jason Adam, who pitched for the Blue Jays in 2019.
The right-hander has seen limited time in the majors, as he also pitched in 31 games for the Royals in 2018.
Adam didn’t make his season debut in 2019 until July, but when he returned from the injury list he was great. Across three levels in the minors Adam made 14 appearances and had a 2.08 ERA in 17.1 innings before he was called up by the Blue Jays.
Adam was drafted by the Royals in 2010, and in 583.1 innings he’s recorded a 4.21 ERA during his minor league career.
Oh and by the way, the Cubs still haven’t signed a player to a fully guaranteed MLB deal this offseason, but Adam can earn up to $1.2 million in 2020.
So, there will be about 4-5 pitchers who will be competing for that final bullpen spot during spring training.