Cubs Deal With Trevor Williams (www.mlb.com)

CHICAGO — The Cubs’ search for rotation help has led them to free-agent right-hander Trevor Williams, who will be looking to regain prior form on a staff offering plenty of opportunity for innings.
The Cubs have reached an agreement with Williams on a one-year contract, pending physical, sources told MLB.com

CHICAGO — The Cubs’ search for rotation help has led them to free-agent right-hander Trevor Williams, who will be looking to regain prior form on a staff offering plenty of opportunity for innings.

The Cubs have reached an agreement with Williams on a one-year contract, pending physical, sources told MLB.com on Saturday. The terms of the contract were not immediately known, and the Cubs have not confirmed the deal.

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Williams, 28, was designated for assignment by the Pirates in November, following a rough showing in the abbreviated 2020 campaign. The righty went 2-8 with a 6.18 ERA in 11 starts, giving him a 5.60 ERA in 201 innings combined between the ’19 and ’20 seasons. In ’18, Williams turned in a strong performance for Pittsburgh, winning 14 games and logging a 3.11 ERA in 170 2/3 innings, including a 1.29 ERA in his final 13 games of the season.

Williams projects to join a rotation that includes Kyle Hendricks, Zach Davies and Alec Mills, with righty Adbert Alzolay also poised to claim one of the vacancies. Chicago still will be searching for depth for the starting staff, especially given the lack of experienced options behind the Major League cast.

Jordan Bastian covers the Cubs for MLB.com. He previously covered the Indians from 2011-18 and the Blue Jays from 2006-10. Read his blog, Major League Bastian and follow him on Twitter @MLBastian.



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