|Dec. 13 9:09 PM PT10:09 PM MT11:09 PM CT12:09 AM ET0:09 ET5:09 GMT13:09 10:09 PM MST12:09 AM EST12:39 AM VEN9:09 UAE11:09 PM CT-Smyly has agreed to a two-year, $10 million contract with the Cubs.
Analysis: Smyly will spend much of that first season recovering from Tommy John surgery he underwent in late June, but could prove to be a bargain if he returns to pre-injury form. The lefty went 31-27 with a 3.74 ERA over five seasons with Detroit and Tampa Bay before missing all of 2017 with elbow issues while with the Mariners. His addition may be a sign the Cubs won't be re-signing former Cy Young winner Jake Arrieta.
|Dec. 1 6:03 PM PT7:03 PM MT8:03 PM CT9:03 PM ET21:03 ET2:03 GMT10:03 7:03 PM MST9:03 PM EST9:33 PM VEN6:03 UAE (+1)8:03 PM CT-The Mariners did not offer Smyly a contract, making the injured pitcher a free agent.
Analysis: Smyly never threw a pitch in a Seattle uniform due to elbow issues that caused him to undergo Tommy John surgery in late June. The left-hander went 31-27 with a 3.74 ERA over five seasons with Detroit and Tampa Bay, which dealt him to the Mariners in January. He isn't expected to be ready to pitch until after the 2018 All-Star break.
|Mar. 31 1:08 PM PT2:08 PM MT3:08 PM CT4:08 PM ET16:08 ET20:08 GMT4:08 1:08 PM MST3:08 PM EST3:38 PM VEN0:08 UAE (+1)3:08 PM CT-Smyly will undergo season-ending Tommy John surgery.
Analysis: Smyly hadn't pitched this season due to a strained left elbow and recently suffered a torn ulnar collateral ligament. Smyly was slotted to be Seattle's No. 4 starter. He was impressive early in spring training and in his one start for the United States during the World Baseball Classic, but GM Jerry Dipoto said Smyly did not seem the same after returning from the WBC.