According to multiple reports, the Cubs signed Kevin Gregg to a minor league contract on Sunday. Gregg will report to the Cubs’ facilities in Mesa for extended Spring Training.
Kevin Gregg was the Cubs’ closer in 2009 and posted a 5-6 record in 72 games that included 23 saves with a 4.72 ERA and a 1.31 WHIP.
Kevin Gregg had a good spring with the Dodgers and was rather surprised he did not make the team out of camp. Gregg pitched in 11 games with the Dodgers and in 11 innings he surrendered one runs on three hits with no walks and five strikeouts (0.82 ERA and 0.27 WHIP). Gregg pitched with the Orioles the last two seasons and was 3-2 in 40 games for Baltimore last year with a 4.95 ERA and a 1.70 WHIP.
Kevin Gregg will likely report to Iowa when he’s ready to pitch in games.
This move further illustrates the Cubs’ lack of pitching depth in the upper levels of the minors. But at this point, promoting relievers such as Cory Wade, Jensen Lewis or Zach Putnam would likely be a better move than a second stint for Kevin Gregg on the North Side of Chicago.