Cubs reportedly sign LHP reliever Mike Zagurski to a minor league contract, deal includes NRI to Spring Training
According to a report from Jerry Crasnick, the Cubs have signed veteran left-hander Mike Zagurski to a minor league contract. Crasnick added the deal includes a non-roster invite to big league Spring Training.
Zagurski turns 36 in January (Jan. 27). The lefty pitched in just two games for the Brewers last season and allowed seven runs, all earned, on five hits with two walks and two strikeouts in one inning (63.00 ERA, 7.00 WHIP). Zagurski had not pitched in the majors before last year since the 2013 season.
Zagurski spent a majority of the 2018 season with Triple-A Colorado Springs. He was 1-1 in 49 games with a 3.20 ERA and 1.24 WHIP.
Over six years in the big leagues, Zagurski has a 1-1 record in 91 appearances, all in relief, with a 7.78 ERA and 1.80 WHIP.
This signing should be solely to add depth to Iowa’s bullpen next season.