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Report: Cubs To Sign Reliever Tony Barnette

Barnette had a 2.39 ERA and 0.91 WHIP for the Rangers in 2018.

February 01, 2019 - 2:44 pm

(670 The Score) The Cubs have signed righty reliever Tony Barnette to a one-year deal with a team option for 2020, they announced Friday afternoon.

The deal is for $750,000 with incentives in 2019, with a $3-million team option that follows in 2020, Mark Gonzales of the Tribune reported.

Barnette, 35, had a 2.39 ERA and 0.91 WHIP in 22 appearances for the Rangers in 2018. He has a career 3.50 ERA in 144 innings across three MLB seasons. He had a 5.2 strikeout-to-walk ratio in 2018 and a 3.07 mark for his career.

In another roster transaction, left-hander Ian Clarkin cleared waivers and has been assigned to Triple-A Iowa.