Cubs Sign Scott Feldman to 1-Year, $6 Million Deal – Wrigley Field 11/27/12

Posted on 27 November 2012 by Lou

The Cubs signed Scott Feldman to a 1-year, $6 million deal. Feldman made 21 starts for the Texas Rangers in 2012 and Cubs GM Jed Hoyer expects Feldman to be a starter for the Cubs in 2013.  Hoyer stated: “I know he has bounced around a little bit with the Rangers, but in large part that was due to the amount of starting pitchers they had.  We clearly see him as a starter, and we are excited to add him to the rotation.” He posted a high 5.09 ERA for the Rangers and only went 6-11.  He had a breakout year with the Rangers in 2009, going 17-8 with a 4.08 ERA in 31 starts.  He hopes a change of scenery knowing that he will be a starter will help him return to form.  Feldman stated: “Starting is something I have always wanted to do during my career.  When Cubs executives gave me the go ahead on that and let me know I was in their plans from the get-go it was something that made me very interested in coming to the Cubs.

The Cubs are starting to round out the group of starting pitchers expected to be in the mix in 2013.  Matt Garza, Jeff Samardzija and Travis Wood appear to be locks.  Feldman is in that mix as well and Scott Baker could compete for a spot as well assuming his continued recovery from surgery stays on track.

We’ll keep you posted as the Cubs make further moves this winter…

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