Cubѕ Could Add All-Stаr Relіever, Bolѕter Bullрen

The Chicago Cubs bullpen has been lackluster this season. The unit sits at 19 in the league in ERA at 4.18 and has been the cause for late-game breakdowns. 

There could be a solution to help bolster the bullpen right now that would not cost prospects or involve a trade.

That solution is signing former MLB All-Star and 31-year-old Corey Knebel.

Knebel is a free agent and is coming off of a significant injury that saw him miss much of the 2022 MLB season. He spent last season with the Philadelphia Phillies and compiled a 3.34 ERA over the course of 44.2 innings pitched before he was shelved.

Knebel signed last season on a one-year, $10 million deal with the Phillies, and seeing as he is coming off of a significant injury, the price for this season would seemingly be much lower.

He is a right-hander, something Chicago has plenty of, but Knebel’s pedigree, power fastball and veteran presence could help prop up a struggling Cubs bullpen.

It’s an acquisition at least worth exploring.

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