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Cubs Bolster Pitching Depth By Signing RHP Trevor Williams to One-Year Deal

The Cubs are adding more pitching depth by signing Trevor Williams.

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The Cubs have added another arm that will likely be in the running for the team’s last rotation spot during the 2021 season.

Per Jordan Bastian of, the Cubs signed right-handed pitcher Trevor Williams to a one-year deal on Saturday.

Fellow On Tap Sports Net contributor Ron Luce recently wrote about the Cubs’ recent player budget increase. With this signing, perhaps the Cubs will become more aggressive considering the Cardinals’ blockbuster trade to acquire superstar third baseman Nolan Arenado on Friday.

At just 28 years old, Williams looks to bounce back from a 6.18 ERA in 11 starts with the Pirates in 2020.

Like Kohl Stewart and Shelby Miller, Williams is another low-risk addition the Cubs hope can at the very least become an innings eater at the bottom of the rotation.

Williams is just two years removed from a 14-10, 3.11 ERA campaign in 2018. He hopes to return to that form in 2021 to earn himself a multi-year deal.

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