CHICAGO – Chicago Cubs executives and right-handed pitcher Jameson Taillon have settled the final details of a four-year contract worth approximately US$68 million.
Monday’s announcement comes almost two weeks after the two sides reached a tentative agreement.
The 31-year-old Taillon is coming off a solid campaign with the New York Yankees. In 32 starts and 177 1/3 innings of work, he posted a 14-5 record and a 3.91 ERA.
In addition, Taillon will be back in the Central Division of the National League where he began his career in the Major Leagues with the Pittsburgh Pirates.
Taillon made his Pirates debut in 2016 and went 29-24 overall with a 3.67 ERA in 82 starts, spanning four seasons.
Taillon missed the 2020 season due to a second Tommy-John type operation on his right elbow. He was traded to the Yankees in January 2021 for four prospects.
The Cubs finished the 2022 season with a 74-88 record, good for third place in the Central Division. They have also won 40 of their last 71 meetings.
During the offseason, the Cubs also added star shortstop Dansby Swanson and outfielder Cody Bellinger, who won National League Most Valuable Player honors in 2019 with the Los Dodgers. Angeles.