Chicago Cubs Claim Pitcher Off Waivers; Recorded 0.00 ERA In Minors Last Season

Joining the Chicago Cubs.

The Cubs have claimed pitcher Julian Merryweather off waivers from the Toronto Blue Jays.

Merryweather is a very intriguing pitcher, who has the talent and pitch mix to be a dominant relief pitcher, however, constant injuries have plagued him over the last few seasons with the Blue Jays.

Merryweather was up and down the minors and major leagues last season and ended up recording an ugly 6.75 ERA, 1.43 WHIP, and 23 strikeouts over 26.2 innings. 

The thirty-one-year-old fared much better in the minors, however, posting a perfect 0.00 ERA, 0.67 WHIP, and 22 strikeouts across 16.1 innings of work.

Merryweather gets a fresh start in Chicago. Let's see what he can do with it.
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