Cubs have reportedly agreed to terms on a two-year, $32 million contract with John Lackey
According to a report from Ken Rosenthal, the Cubs are in agreement with free agent RHP John Lackey on a two-year contract. Lackey will be paid $32-34 million.
According to Jon Heyman and Ken Rosenthal, John Lackey will receive two years and $32 million to pitch behind Jake Arrieta and Jon Lester in the Cubs rotation.
The Sun-Times is reporting Lackey will receive $16 million per season over the two-year contract.
The veteran right-hander turned 37 in October. Lackey was 13-10 in 33 starts with a 2.77 ERA, 1.21 WHIP and 3.57 FIP this past season with the Cardinals. Lackey allowed 71 runs, 67 earned, on 211 hits with 53 walks and 175 strikeouts in 218 innings.
The Cubs have not announced reaching agreement with John Lackey.
Ken Rosenthal and Carrie Muskat are reporting the deal is in place pending a physical.
According to David Kaplan, John Lackey wanted to sign with the Cubs to play with Jon Lester and David Ross. And to work again for Theo Epstein.
Once the deal is signed, the Cubs will forfeit its first round draft pick.
John Lackey was 16-13 in 43 starts during a season and a half with the Cardinals. Lackey posted a 3.10 ERA, 1.24 WHIP and 3.72 FIP. Lackey allowed 105 runs, 96 earned, on 280 hits with 68 walks and 223 strikeouts in 278 2/3 innings.
Prior to the trade from Boston to St. Louis, Lackey spent his entire career in the American League.