Cubs Reportedly Sign Free Agent Pitcher Alex Wilson as Bullpen Injuries Mount

CINCINNATI, OH - APRIL 03: Alex Wilson #12 of the Milwaukee Brewers pitches in the ninth inning against the Cincinnati Reds at Great American Ball Park on April 3, 2019 in Cincinnati, Ohio. The Brewers won 1-0 to complete a three-game sweep. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)
Milwaukee Brewers v Cincinnati Reds | Joe Robbins/Getty Images

Following the latest wave of injuries to Cubs relievers, the team reached into the free agent pool to bring in an additional arm.

After recently being released by the Milwaukee Brewers, pitcher Alex Wilson has reached an agreement on a minor-league deal with the Chicago Cubs.

Wilson has a rough 9.53 ERA with a 2.12 WHIP in 13 games with the Brewers this season, but will look to turn things around in the minors after latching on with the Cubs.

The 32-year-old will join a scrambling bullpen in need of another closer with Craig Kimbrel going down with a right knee injury. Pedro Strop is also on the IL, and Brandon Morrow has yet to throw this season.

Wilson finished 13 out of the 59 games played with Detroit in 2018, posting a solid 3.36 ERA with a 1.05 WHIP. The 32-year-old has shown the capability of being a decent closer, and it's up to him to deliver for the injury-riddled Cubs.