The Cubs made it official Monday. The Cubs re-signed RHP Trevor Cahill to a one-year contract.
Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Reports last week indicated Cahill signed a one-year, $4.25 million contract.
With Trevor Cahill officially back with the Cubs, the 40-man roster stands at 39 players with one contract pending (Jason Heyward) and a yet to be named player due from the Yankees to complete the Starlin Castro–Adam Warren trade.
Cahill, 27, went 1-0 with a 2.12 ERA (four earned runs in 17.0 innings) in 11 relief appearances with the Cubs last season after signing a minor league deal with club on August 18 and having his contract selected on September 1.
Cahill limited batters to a .143 average, a .226 on-base percentage and a .268 slugging percentage for a .494 OPS against with the Cubs. Cahill turned in a 0.76 WHIP and struck out 22 batters in 17 innings, an average of 11.6 per nine innings. In the postseason, Cahill saw action in six games and went 1-1 with a 3.38 ERA (two earned runs in 5 1/3 innings), fanning eight in 5.1 frames.
The right-hander broke into the big leagues with Oakland in 2009 and was an 18-game winner a season later, going 18-8 with a 2.97 ERA (65 earned runs in 196 2/3 innings) and 1.10 WHIP in 30 starts while earning A.L. All-Star honors along the way.
Overall, Cahill won 10 or more games in four-straight seasons (2009-12) and is 65-72 with one save and a 4.13 ERA (497 earned runs in 1,083 2/3 innings) and 1.36 WHIP in 212 major league outings (39 in relief) with Oakland (2009-11), Arizona (2012-14), Atlanta (2015) and the Cubs.