Chicago Cubs Release Pitcher After 4 Seasons With Team

Rowan Wick's journey with the Chicago Cubs has been a rollercoaster ride.

Initially expected to secure a spot in the bullpen, Wick faced setbacks during Spring Training, resulting in his outright assignment to Triple-A Iowa.

While his overall performance with the Cubs was solid, injuries and a decline in form hindered his progress.

Over the course of 2019 to 2021, Wick showcased glimpses of talent, posting a 3.66 ERA in 72 appearances, along with 11 saves and 12 holds.

Unfortunately, Wick's struggles continued in the past season, leading to his exclusion from the Opening Day roster and subsequent assignment to Triple-A.

In Iowa, he faced challenges, battling an elevated 8.60 ERA and struggling with his command. Despite these recent setbacks, Wick's track record as a reliable reliever in previous years could still make him an intriguing option for teams seeking bullpen depth.

With his release from the Cubs, Wick now has the opportunity for a fresh start with another organization. Although his recent performances have been underwhelming, the volatility of relievers suggests that a change of scenery and a minor league deal could provide the platform for Wick to regain his previous form and revitalize his career.

Over his five-year career, the 30-year-old holds a respectable 3.82 ERA, 1.47 WHIP, with 160 strikeouts across 146 innings and 146 appearances.

Teams in need of bullpen depth might consider taking a chance on Wick, recognizing his past success and hoping for a resurgence in the future. Photo Credit:  Nick Turchiaro-USA TODAY Sports