Cubs sign RHP Steve Cishek to Two-Year Contract
According to multiple reports, the Cubs added another reliever to the roster on the final day of Baseball’s Winter Meetings. The Cubs agreed to terms on a two-year contract with right-handed reliever Steve Cishek.
The Cubs have not announced the signing, which is pending a physical.
Steve Cishek will be paid $12-14 million over the two-years. The veteran reliever spent last season with the Mariners and Rays. Cishek, 31, was 2-1 with a 1.09 ERA and 0.81 WHIP in 26 games with Tampa under new Cubs’ pitching coach Jim Hickey.
Cishek pitched for the Cardinals in 2015 after making his big league debut with the Marlins in 2010. Cishek was a combined 3-2 with a 2.01 ERA and 0.89 WHIP in 49 games, 44 2/3 innings, with the Mariners and Rays in 2017.
Over an eight-year big league career, Cishek owns a 24-28 record in 422 games, all in relief, with a 2.73 ERA and 1.16 WHIP.
The Cubs added four pitchers to the roster in RHP Tyler Chatwood, RHP Brandon Morrow, LHP Drew Smyly and Cishek. The front office is not finished and reportedly still interested in RHP Alex Cobb and re-signing RHP Wade Davis.