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Former Cubs Reliever Carl Edwards Jr. Reportedly Signs With Mariners

Edwards was traded by the Cubs in July

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A former Chicago Cubs reliever has reportedly found a new home, as Carl Edwards Jr. has agreed to a one-year contract with the Seattle Mariners.

Edwards’ deal was first reported by USA Today’s Bob Nightengale and was later confirmed by The Athletic’s Ken Rosenthal.

The contract will reportedly pay the reliever $950,000 next season.

After a rough start to the 2019 season, Edwards was traded to the San Diego Padres, where he made just two appearances and gave up six earned runs in 1.2 innings of work. He was placed on waivers by the Padres after the season, and after he cleared without being claimed he became a free agent.

Edwards was a key member of the Cubs’ bullpen for several seasons, including their 2016 World Series-winning season. He posted a career 3.30 ERA in 192 games for the Cubs, striking out 234 batters in 174.1 innings.

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