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Cubs agree to multi-year deal with rehabbing Drew Smyly

By: The Associated Press
Published: Wednesday, December 13, 2017
Seattle Mariners starting pitcher Drew Smyly throws a pitch during the first inning of a spring training baseball game against the Cleveland Indians Wednesday, March 1, 2017, in Goodyear, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
Seattle Mariners starting pitcher Drew Smyly throws a pitch during the first inning of a spring training baseball game against the Cleveland Indians Wednesday, March 1, 2017, in Goodyear, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

— The Chicago Cubs have agreed to a $10 million, two-year contract with Drew Smyly. The lefty is recovering from Tommy John surgery in June and might not be able to return next season.

The 28-year-old Smyly is 31-27 with a 3.74 ERA in 156 major league games, including 85 starts. He was selected by Detroit in the second round of the 2010 draft and debuted with the Tigers in 2012.

Smyly played for Chicago manager Joe Maddon and new Cubs pitching coach Jim Hickey while he was in Tampa Bay.

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