Cincinnati Reds Sign Former Cubs Starting Pitcher

The Cincinnati Reds have made a move to bolster their pitching depth by signing right-handed pitcher Alec Mills to a minor-league contract.

Mills, who has accumulated 39 career starts, was part of the Chicago Cubs' starting rotation in both the 2020 and 2021 seasons, making a combined 43 appearances with 31 starts. During that time, he posted an 11-12 record with a 4.86 ERA, a 1.34 WHIP, 53 walks, and 133 strikeouts across 181.1 innings pitched.

However, Mills faced a challenging 2022 season, limited to just two starts for the Cubs. Unfortunately, he struggled during those outings, surrendering 20 runs on 28 hits, with three walks and 11 strikeouts in a mere 17.2 innings.

Consequently, his performance resulted in limited interest during the offseason.

Nevertheless, the Reds, currently dealing with injuries to their starting pitchers, recognize the need for additional pitching options. As a result, Mills will have an opportunity to prove himself in the minors as he joins the Reds organization. Photo Credit: Quinn Harris-USA TODAY Sports