Monday December 7th, 2015

The Chicago Cubs have re-signed righthander Trevor Cahill to a one-year deal worth $4.25 million, reports ESPN’s Buster Olney.

Cahill was designated for assignment by the Atlanta Braves in June after posting a 7.52 ERA in 15 games and being demoted to the bullpen. The 27-year old made his first appearance with Chicago on Sept. 2, and went on to pitch for a 2.12 ERA in 17 innings as a reliever.

Olney reports Cahill enjoyed his time with the Cubs last season enough to return to Chicago, where he will be given the opportunity to work his way back to being a starter.

The agreement between the Cubs and Cahill is pending a physical, reports Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports.

Cahill started his career with Oakland in 2009 and was an All Star with the A’s in 2010, when he produced the only sub-3 ERA season of his career. His career ERA stands at 4.13.

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Last week, the Cubs also reportedly signed starting pitcher John Lackey to a two-year deal worth $32 million.

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