Cubs Sign Nate Robertson

Nate Robertson

The Chicago Cubs have added another veteran depth pitcher.  According to Eyewitness Sport, LHP Nate Robertson has signed with the Chicago Cubs to a minor league deal.  Robertson, 34, is most known for the years he spent in Detroit from 2003-2009.  He has been used mostly as a starting pitcher throughout his career, with his best season coming in 2006 where he posted a 13-13 record with a 3.84 ERA.  Since, his career has been on the decline and last year he had a 7.14 ERA in 18 starts while pitching in Tacoma, the Mariners’ Triple-A affiliate.

This signing is yet another way to get depth in the organization.  Evident from last year the Cubs do not have a lot of pitching depth and they have spent a lot of the offseason attempting to improve it.  While being mainly a starter, it is possible the Cubs picked him up hoping he would be more successful in a left-handed reliever role, but only time will tell.  Ultimately this ends up being a low-risk low-reward type signing that might help the team at some point throughout the year, or we may never hear his name again.

Thanks for Reading,

Mark Sorrentino

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