Cubs agree to terms on a two-year deal that includes a third year option with RHP Brandon Morrow
According to a report from Jeff Passan, the Cubs are in agreement with right-handed reliever Brandon Morrow on a two-year contract. Passan said the deal includes an option for a third year. Jon Heyman indicated Morrow will receive $10 or $11 million annually.
Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer said the front office was focused on approving the pitching staff. With Tyler Chatwood already signed for a three-year deal, the Cubs are working on the bullpen while keeping tabs on RHP Alex Cobb. The addition of Morrow gives Joe Maddon another option at the end of games.
Brandon Morrow, 33, has been excellent the past two years and is coming off a sensational season with the Dodgers. Morrow pitched in 45 games for the Dodgers, all in relief, and posted a 6-0 record with a 2.06 ERA and 0.91 WHIP. Morrow was abused in the post-season by Dodgers’ manager Dave Roberts and hopefully he will not have any setbacks from the heavy use.
The Cubs have not confirmed signing RHP Brandon Morrow.