Cubs Signal 5 Gamers To Minor-League Offers
The Cubs signed 5 gamers to minor-league contracts earlier this week. Outfielder Rafael Ortega, right-hander Jake Jewell, catcher Taylor Gushue and left-hander Jerry Vasto are all becoming a member of the group, relays Chris Hilburn-Trenkle of Baseball America. (Marc Delucchi had beforehand reported Vasto’s signing). Moreover, outfielder Ian Miller has re-signed with Chicago, as famous by MLB.com’s transactions tracker.
The pair of outfielders are most likely probably the most notable gamers concerned. Miller was as soon as a decently-regarded pace/protection prospect within the Mariners’ system. The 28-year-old has logged 18 MLB plate appearances between the Twins and Cubs over the previous two seasons. Ortega has seen large league time in 4 seasons, choosing up 447 plate appearances between the Rockies, Angels, Marlins and Braves. The 29-year-old has a profession .229/.287/.290 slash line.
Jewell tossed 28.1 aid innings for the 2018-19 Angels. He obtained knocked round for a 6.99 ERA/6.67 FIP regardless of mid-90’s velocity. The 27-year-old made it into the Giants’ 60-man participant pool in 2020 however didn’t see any MLB motion. Equally, Gushue obtained to the Nationals’ alternate coaching web site this summer season however by no means made the majors. The previous fourth-rounder has a profession .240/.309/.396 line in six minor-league seasons. Vasto, 28, pitched in six MLB video games with the Rockies and Royals in 2018. He hasn’t seen any recreation motion since, having spent all of 2019 on the minor-league injured listing.