Cubs sign lefty Duensing to 1-year contract

December 2nd, 2016

The Cubs signed lefty reliever to a one-year deal, the club announced on Friday.

The team did not announce terms of the free-agent deal, but MLB Network insider Jon Heyman reported it was worth $2 million.

Duensing, who turns 34 in February, posted a 4.05 ERA in 14 games for the Orioles in 2016. He began the year in the Royals organization before being released in May, and missed time with Baltimore due to an elbow injury.

Duensing is 42-37 with a 4.13 ERA in 368 games (61 starts) in eight Major League seasons with the Twins and Orioles. He joins and as the lone lefty relievers on the Cubs' 40-man roster, with expected to join the rotation.