The Cubs have a new closer after acquiring RHP Wade Davis from the Royals for Jorge Soler. The Cubs have added two relievers to the bullpen in the last week but are not done.
The Cubs have been linked to LHP Jerry Blevins, RHP Brad Zeigler and RHP Daniel Hudson. All three relievers are free agents and would add a veteran presence to the bullpen. And the Cubs are believed to still be interested in signing RHP Greg Holland.
Wade Davis is the Cubs closer with RHP Hector Rondon, RHP Pedro Strop and RHP Carl Edwards Jr. being slotted in setup roles. The Cubs view Edwards Jr. as the closer of the future. He just needs more time.
RHP Justin Grimm and LHP Brian Duensing are also penciled in the bullpen with LHP Jack Leathersich, LHP Rob Zastryzny, RHP Felix Pena and RHP Jose Rosario options for the pen that are on the 40-man roster.
The Cubs are also believed to be looking for a starting pitcher, possibly in a trade, and have been linked to Chris Archer (Rays), Jake Odorizzi (Rays), Drew Smyly (Rays), Alex Cobb (Rays), Shelby Miller (Diamondbacks) and Tyson Ross.