CHICAGO — The Cubs added bullpen help, agreeing to a $2.8 million, one-year contract with veteran right-hander Brad Boxberger.
Thursday’s announcement includes a 2024 mutual option.
Boxberger, 34 years old, was 4-3 with a 2.95 ERA. Boxberger also saved one game in 64 innings of play with Milwaukee. A Tampa Bay All-Star, Boxberger was the leader in American League saves with 41. He is now 31-37 and has a 3.44 ERA over 11 seasons with San Diego Rays, Arizona Kansas City, Miami, the Brewers, San Diego, San Diego, San Diego, San Diego, Kansas City, Miami, and the Brewers. Chicago relievers had a 4.12 ERA in last season.
The Cubs went 74-88 and missed out on the playoffs for a second consecutive year. They signed former National League MVP Cody Bellinger A $17.5 million contract for a one-year period was agreed upon and a four-year agreement with right-handers was signed. Jameson Taillon It was worth approximately $68 million. The team lost the third-time All-Star catcher from the 2016 World Series championship team. Willson Contreras A five-year contract worth $87.5million with the St. Louis Cardinals.