The Cubs keep on bringing in fresh arms, regardless of the date, now signing former Angels prospect Austin Krzeminski to a minor league deal. These are guys who’ve just been grinding the last year+, trying to land an affiliated baseball gig, and I gotta say, it makes me want to root for their success with the Cubs all the more.
Krzeminski, 24, was a fairly successful reliever in the low levels of the Angels’ farm system from 2017-19, but did not make it through the heavy minor league reductions that took place around baseball last summer during the shutdown. So he put in the work on his own to find a new job:
— Austin Krzeminski⚾ (@austinmichael_k) April 2, 2021
For now, Krzeminski has been assigned to High-A, so we’ll see if he makes his debut with the South Bend Cubs any time soon. There, he’ll join the biggest this-type-of-story signing in recent memory, Max Bain. Lefty Alex Katz was another recent signing, as was lefty Ben Holmes, who just started for Iowa.