Cahill reportedly agreed to terms on a one-year, $4.25 million contract. The Cubs have not announced re-signing Cahill. The deal is pending a physical.
Trevor Cahill signed a minor league contract with the Cubs last August. Cahill was added to the 40-man roster for the final month-plus of the regular season. Cahill enjoyed his time with the Cubs and decided to return on what is expected to be a short-term contract.
Cahill was 1-0 in 11 relief appearances for the Cubs with a 2.12 ERA and 0.76 WHIP. Cahill allowed four runs on eight hits with five walks and 22 strikeouts in 17 innings.
In the playoffs, Cahill was 1-1 in six games with a 3.38 ERA and 1.31 WHIP.
Trevor Cahill will be stretched out and be an option for the Cubs rotation. Cahill is in the plan for a job in the pen and will give Joe Maddon three relievers that can be used in a starting role. Trevor Cahill, Clayton Richard and Travis Wood supply much needed depth to the Cubs’ big league starting staff.