Today the Chicago Cubs signed AAA pitcher Shane Lindsay, previously with the Dodgers’ AAA affiliate, and, in a corresponding move, have released pitcher Nate Robertson.
Lindsay, who turned 27 earlier this year, is mostly a career minor leaguer out of Australia (he saw a little bit of action with the White Sox last year. With the Dodgers’ AAA team this year, he was sporting a 5.00 ERA in relief (which isn’t terrible for Albuquerque), but an ugly 2.222 WHIP, in nine innings of work. He’s a righty who has always struck out a ton of guys (12.1 K/9 in the minors), but also walked a ton of guys (6.9 BB/9). He was a AAA All-Star last year, so there’s obviously some talent there. For now, he’s a AAA project.
Robertston, 34, had an 8.10 ERA in his 20 innings of work this year with the Iowa Cubs.