Thursday, December 13, 2012

More Change with Chang

Reportedly the Cubs have come to an agreement for a deal with 36 year old Korean Chang-Yong Lim. The right-armed relief pitcher has played for the Tokyo Yakult Swallows for the past five years, putting up respectable numbers.

Over his career with the Swallows he has a 2.09 ERA, 231 strikeouts and 138 saves. 

Just last season, the pitcher underwent Tommy John surgery on his right elbow for the second time. Maybe it is just me, but it really does seem like the Cubs have a thing for guys who have had the Tommy John operation. I am really hoping that all these pitchers can bounce back from their surgeries and create some strong pitching for the Cubs. Lim did say that he and the Cubs would not expect him to pitch until 2014.

It is estimated at the moment that the deal is worth $5 million. 

1 comment:

  1. Good choice for the Cubs and excellent opportunity to Lim. Good luck and success.