Report: Shelby Miller to join Cubs on a non-guaranteed deal

Miller struggled in 2018 and 2019 and didn't pitch in the big leagues in 2020.
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(670 The Score) Right-hander Shelby Miller has agreed to join the Cubs on a non-guaranteed contract, Mark Feinsand of MLB.com reported.

The non-roster deal will be worth $875,000 if Miller makes the Cubs’ roster and includes up to $600,000 in performance incentives, Feinsand reported. The contract is still pending a physical.

Miller, 30, didn’t pitch during 2020, opting out of the season after joining the Brewers on a minor league deal. He has struggled mightily in recent years, posting an 8.59 ERA in 19 appearances for the Rangers in 2019 and 10.69 ERA in five appearances for the Diamondbacks in 2018. Miller had Tommy John surgery in 2017.

He has a career 4.11 ERA across eight MLB seasons. Miller was an All-Star for the Braves in 2015, when he had a 3.02 ERA in 33 starts.

The Cubs are in dire need of starting pitching depth, with their No. 5 spot wide open.