Morgan chose to become a free agent after Phillies completely defeated him from a roster of 40 at the end of the season. Morgan was effectively an early non-bid because it was eligible for a third arbitration this winter and is unlikely to be retained. After posting 5.54ERA in more than 13 rescue innings in Philadelphia in 2020, Morgan underwent flexor tendon repair surgery in October, requiring a recovery period of 6-9 months, which is quite a part of the 2021 season. You may miss the part of.
But with minor league contracts, there isn’t much risk that the Cubs will monitor Morgan’s health and see if he can contribute to the bullpen at some point next year. Former Phillies pitching coach Chris Young is celebrating his second year as Chicago’s bullpen coach, with a familiar face waiting for Morgan with a pen.
Morgan has posted some decent numbers since becoming a full-time relief pitcher, with ERA 3.97, K / BB rates 2.84, and 9.6 K / 9 in 1332/3 innings in 2017-19. Achieved. Homer was a consistent issue as Morgan had 1.5HR / 9 throughout his career and allowed three home runs while the sample size for the 2020 workload was small. Morgan has a fairly important career split (left-handed batters have .640 OPS against him, right-handed swingers have .859 OPS), but he has a reliable southpaw. You can optionally provide some help to the thin Cubs rescue team.
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Cubs sign minor league deal with Adam Morgan
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