Cubs Get Big Boost For Rotation

It's taken over a month, but veteran starting pitcher Wade Miley will finally be making his debut for the Chicago Cubs. He starts tonight in San Diego against the Padres. 

With a rotation that's been in shambles through the first month of the season, the Cubs finally get to take advantage of a superb offseason move that fell right into their laps, with the acquisition of Miley off waivers from the Cincinnati Reds.  

Miley had an impressive 2021 with the Reds, posting a solid 3.55 ERA with a 12-7 record, particularly in the Great American Ballpark bandbox. He even threw a no-hitter.

The 35-year-old lefty is making $10M this season before heading into free agency in the winter. If he's able to put a nice few months together for the Cubs, he could make an intriguing trade candidate at the deadline. 

How bad has the Cubs rotation been thus far this season? They rank 27th in both innings and ERA, and in fact the bullpen has thrown more innings than the starters. 

Miley has a career 4.15 ERA in 11 seasons in the majors. To make room on the roster, the Cubs placed Michael Hermosillo on the injured list.