Chicago Cubs: Forgotten players who suited up in 2016

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Chicago Cubs: He pitched his last days in the majors as a Chicago Cub in 2016

Late June/early July was that one point in the 2016 season, where the mighty Cubs were struggling pretty severely. It was also the time when veteran Joel Peralta was briefly a Cub.

At the time, Peralta was 40 and was brought over mid-season after the Mariners cut him. Peralta had himself an overall solid career, pitching 12 seasons in the majors with a 4.03 ERA and 1.2 WHIP in 620 games. From 2010-2013 he made 266 appearances and pitched to a 3.07 ERA and struck out 268 hitters. Fans who followed the game close recognize the name, but it is easy to forget his time in 2016 with the Cubs.

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As a Cub, he appeared in five games and pitched only four innings. He surrendered four earned runs and six hits on those appearances. His final game with the Cubs and majors was on July 5th against the Reds.

Maybe you remember these guys, and perhaps you don’t. But they have the unique honor of being part of a historic season nobody who witnessed it will forget. Yes, writing during no sports is very hard.