According to a report from Bruce Levine, the Cubs inked Todd Wellemeyer to a one-year, non-guaranteed contract worth $800,000. Wellemeyer will compete for a spot on the Cubs’ staff and possibly serve as the team’s swingman this season.
According to Levine’s sources, Wellemeyer can earn an additional $400,000 in the deal. NBC Sports reported that Wellemeyer signed a minor league deal and will have to make the team out of Spring Training. The Cubs 40-man roster stands at 38 players. The Cubs selected Todd Wellemeyer in the fourth round of the 2000 draft. After a spectacular debut, Wellemeyer struggled and was traded to the Florida Marlins prior to the 2006 season for Lincoln Holdzkom and Zach McCormack.
Wellemeyer posted a 3-5 record in 13 games, 11 starts, with a 5.68 ERA and a 1.57 WHIP for the Giants last season.
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