Adding to the wealth of arms they’ve accumulated in the offseason, the Chicago Cubs have reportedly signed right-handed pitcher Aaron Crow, who spent 2015 with the Miami Marlins but missed the entire season after undergoing Tommy John surgery in April. It is a minor-league contract with a non-roster invitation to spring training.

Prior to the surgery, Crow was a talented pitcher with the Kansas City Royals, a starter turned reliever who pitched to a 20-11 record and 3.43 ERA through 254 appearances from 2011-14. He made the American League All-Star team as a rookie. He was brought onto the Marlins squad via a trade in 2015, but was lost to the surgery before he pitched anything but spring training games.  He will be added into the healthy mix of veterans and rookies vying for space in the Cubs bullpen.

No details are yet available, but the news came via Jesse Rogers on Twitter.

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  1. Jan Labij

    This is just a guess; They run these available pitchers past the pitching coaches, pick the ones that the coaches think have a potential upside, sign them to minor league contracts, and see what develops.


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