Cubs, Jameson Taillon agree to 4-year, $68M deal

The Chicago Cubs increased their starting rotation Tuesday night and reached an agreement with free-agent pitcher Jameson Taillon on a four-year, $68 million deal, sources told ESPN.

Taillon, 31, was among the top remaining pitchers and is the latest major acquisition for the Cubs, who agreed to a one-year, $17.5 million deal with hitter Cody Bellinger earlier Tuesday , sources told Passan.

Taillon has had one of the best seasons of his career, going 14-5 for the New York Yankees with a 3.91 ERA and a 151st hit in 171⅓ innings.

A hard-throwing right-hander, he has been rebounding since arriving in the Bronx in a January 2021 trade with the Pittsburgh Pirates. He returned to form after just seven starts in 2019 and missed all of 2020 after undergoing Tommy John surgery.

He fits into the Cubs’ rotation with veterans Marcus Stroman and Kyle Hendricks and young pitchers Justin Steele and Keegan Thompson. Hendricks’ 2022 season ended early with a slight tear in his pitching shoulder, so the addition of Taillon adds further depth. The Cubs also signed right-hand Adrian Sampson and Hayden Wesneski, a July signing from New York.

Taillon was the No. 2 draft pick in 2010 and was also a 14-game winner for the Pirates in 2018.

https://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/35200920/sources-cubs-jameson-taillon-agree-4-year-68m-deal Cubs, Jameson Taillon agree to 4-year, $68M deal

Emma Bowman

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