Cubs officially announce signing RHP Brad Brach to one-year contract with mutual option for 2020 season
The Cubs made official on Monday what was reported nearly three weeks ago. The Cubs announced signing right-handed reliever Brad Brach to a one-year contract that includes a club/player option for the 2020 season.
The Cubs 40-man roster now stands at 40 players.
Terms of Brach’s contract were not announced. But his deal is believed to be for a guaranteed $4.35 million according multiple reports. Brach has a base salary of $3 million for the upcoming season. The contract reportedly includes a $1.35 million buyout on the mutual option for the 2020 season. If the Cubs exercise the team’s option for the second year, the total value of the contract could reach $9.5 million. If Brach exercises his option and the Cubs decline to pick up their end, he will be paid less than $9.5 million for the next two years.
Brach, 32, combined to go 2-4 with 12 saves, 11 holds and a 3.59 ERA (25 earned runs in 62 2/3 innings) in 69 relief appearances between Baltimore and Atlanta last season. He was acquired by the Braves at last year’s trade deadline and posted a 1.52 ERA (four earned runs in 23 2/3 innings) in 27 outings to help the club to the N.L. East division title.