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Cubs Sign Reliever Shae Simmons, Place Pitcher Drew Smyly On 60-Day DL

(670 The Score) The Cubs have added depth to their bullpen, signing righty reliever Shae Simmons to a major league split contract Friday.

Simmons, 27, has a 3.50 ERA over 42 career relief appearances spanning stops in Atlanta and Seattle. He has limited hitters to a .200 average and .592 OPS.

Simmons debuted in the big leagues with the Braves in 2014. He underwent Tommy John surgery a year later. He had a 7.04 ERA in nine appearances for the Mariners in 2017

The Cubs also announced that they have placed left-hander Drew Smyly on the 60-day disabled list. Signed by the Cubs this offseason, Smyly is recovering from Tommy John surgery that he had last summer. There's a chance he can join the Cubs in the second half of the season and pitch out of the bullpen.

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