Ken Rosenthal reports the Cubs have signed John Lackey.
Lackey deal with
#Cubs is two years, $32M. Pending physical.
- Ken Rosenthal @Ken_Rosenthal
This is a big move for the Cubs as this gives them a good third starter. He is coming off an impressive season with the Cardinals going 13-10 with a 2.77 ERA. This was good enough to finish 9th in Cy Young voting.
I think the Cubs will add a final piece to the starting rotation and trading Jason Hammel making Kyle Hendricks the fifth starter in the rotation.