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Drew Smyly re-signs with Chicago Cubs for 2 years, $19 million

Oct 1, 2022; Chicago, Illinois, USA; Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Drew Smyly (11) delivers against the Cincinnati Reds during the first inning at Wrigley Field. Mandatory Credit: Kamil Krzaczynski-USA TODAY Sports

Left-hander Drew Smyly agreed to a two-year contract to remain with the Chicago Cubs on Saturday.

Financial terms were not disclosed by the Cubs, however multiple media outlets reported the deal was worth a total of $19 million and has a mutual option for the 2025 season.

Smyly, 33, was 7-8 with a 3.47 ERA in 22 starts in his first season with the Cubs in 2022.

He is 53-47 with a 4.10 ERA and 922 strikeouts in 239 games (156 starts) over nine seasons with seven teams.

Smyly was a second-round pick by the Detroit Tigers in 2010 and won a World Series with the Atlanta Braves in 2021.

To make room for Smyly on the 40-man roster, right-hander Erich Uelmen was designated for assignment.

–Field Level Media