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.