Although it’s not the biggest news of the day, the Chicago Cubs continue to add to their minor-league pitching depth this offseason. The Cubs and former Kansas City Royals RHP Kevin McCarthy agreed to a minor-league deal.
Drafted by the Royals in 2013, McCarthy debuted in 2016 and pitched throughout the next five seasons with the club. In 169 games with the organization, McCarthy pitched to an 11-6 record with a 3.80 ERA, 120 strikeouts, and one save in 191.2 innings pitched.
McCarthy will likely start the season in the minors, but adding pitching depth has seemed to be a theme for the Cubs so far this offseason. Too much pitching depth is never a bad thing, as we’ve seen with every club throughout the long season. And with five seasons of MLB experience, maybe McCarthy can help out some of the younger pitchers in the organization as well.
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