The Cubs have reached an agreement with left-hander Brian Duensing, one of their most productive relievers last year, on a two-year, $7 million deal, sources confirmed Wednesday. Duensing, who turns 35 next -month, was a trusted key to manager Joe Maddon’s bullpen after the Cubs signed him to a one-year, $2 million deal before last season. He finished 2017 with a 2.74 ERA in 68 appearances with a career-high 8.8 strikeouts per nine innings. Duensing during the playoffs last fall.
The focus for months has been on roster holes to fill and which big-name player might be coming next for the Cubs. But whether the Cubs head to spring training with a new starting pitcher such as Yu Darvish or Alex Cobb, or even a new closer such as Greg Holland, the list of questions to answer involving guys already on the roster is just as long and might loom just as large.
It took only a few minutes into Saturday’s first question-and-answer session with fans at Cubs Convention for all the Vegas trolling to reach Chicago’s downtown Sheraton. Fan: “Theo, when do you think I can get my Bryce Harper jersey?”Team president Theo Epstein (once the laughter died down): “You need to ask Kris Bryant. He seems to have quite a few.”Bryce Harper to Chicago? The Cubs’ $400 million question for next year’s free agent market?
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Selecting a term
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