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Another Familiar Face Returns: Cubs Sign Todd Wellemeyer

Chicago Cubs News, Chicago Cubs Transactions

If you are a former top Chicago Cubs prospect that never quite lived up to expectations, now is your time to come home. Mark Pawalek, I’ve got your ticket when you’re ready.


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Fresh on the heels of signing Luis Montanez to a minor league contract with a Spring Training invite, today the Cubs signed former Cubs pitcher Todd Wellemeyer to an $800,000 minor league deal (which I suppose means that he earns the full $800,000 only if he cracks the ML roster). Converted to a starter in recent years, Wellemeyer is perhaps best remembered by Cubs fans for his dominating debut as a rookie when he struck out four in two innings of work (was that actually his debut, or has my memory morphed into the history that I want to remember?).

Wellemeyer will be given a chance to win a spot in the Cubs’ bullpen, but if not, he may end up in AAA Iowa, waiting for injury or ineffectiveness to beset a resident Cubs pitcher.


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Brett Taylor is the Editor and Lead Writer at Bleacher Nation, and you can find him on Twitter at @BleacherNation.