Cubs Bring Back Kevin Gregg (Also Claim Kameron Loe)

No, this isn’t a typo, the Cubs have Gregg 4-14signed Kevin Gregg to a minor league deal today.  Obviously the Cubs need bullpen arms with the injuries and ineffectiveness of guys they expected to rely on heading into this season.  Gregg spent one season in Chicago already during his career, he joined the Cubs in 2009 expecting to be a big part of the bullpen as the closer.  Gregg was not good going 5-6 with a 4.72 ERA, he converted 23 saves but was ineffective for the most part.  Gregg will report to Mesa to work out the kinks and possibly join the Cubs pen if he shows that he can still pitch at this level.  Personally, I don’t think that Gregg will crack the Cubs bullpen, but if Fujikawa is out for an extended period of time, and Dolis can’t throw strikes then Gregg might find himself on the Cubs.

(UPDATE)  Steve Clevenger was placed on the 60 day DL after yesterday’s disastrous swing to end the game, that opened a spot on the 40 man roster so the Cubs claimed Kameron Loe from the Mariners.

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– George