MLB Rumors: Cubs Showing Serious Interest In 2 Top Remaining Free Agent Pitchers

The Chicago Cubs are reportedly among several teams showing interest in free-agent pitchers Michael Lorenzen and Noah Syndergaard.

Both players recently showcased their skills in front of about 16 MLB teams during bullpen sessions held in California, which has sparked further speculation about their next moves in the league.

Lorenzen, who is considered one of the top options outside of other notable free agents, has a track record that includes a 3.58 ERA in 105.2 innings pitched with the Detroit Tigers and a no-hitter with the Philadelphia Phillies following a mid-season trade.

However, his performance fluctuated, as evidenced by a 5.51 ERA in 11 games (seven starts) post-trade​.

Syndergaard, on the other hand, is looking to rebound after a challenging season where he posted a 6.50 ERA in 88.2 innings with the Los Angeles Dodgers and Cleveland Guardians.

Known for his powerful pitching, he is a candidate for a one-year "prove-it" deal and has garnered interest from multiple clubs, including the Pittsburgh Pirates​.

The involvement of the Cubs suggests they are actively looking to bolster their pitching staff by considering established pitchers like Lorenzen and Syndergaard, who are seeking opportunities to prove their worth and potentially revitalize their careers. Photo Credit: Kamil Krzaczynski-USA TODAY Sports