Chicago Cubs Sign Pitcher Released By Phillies Earlier This Week

That didn't take long.

The Chicago Cubs have signed pitcher Vinny Nittoli to a minor league contract with an invite to spring training.

Nittoli will make $775,000 if he's on the Cubs' major league roster, or $162,000 if he's demoted to Triple-A Iowa.

The Philadelphia Phillies released Nittoli earlier this week and he's already found a new deal.

Nittoli made a pair of scoreless relief appearances last season for the Phillies, the first innings he'd pitched in the majors. In addition, he posted a solid 3.81 ERA, 1.04 WHIP, and 64 strikeouts across 52 innings at the Triple-A level.

For his minor-league career, the thirty-two-year-old holds a 4.45 ERA, 1.19 WHIP, and 274 strikeouts over 251 innings.

Nittoli is a former 25th-round pick of the Seattle Mariners in the 2014 MLB Draft.

It's a solid addition for the Cubs.
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