Cubs News: Non-roster invitees to keep an eye on in camp

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Cubs looking for answers on the pitching staff in camp

Shelby Miller:

Far and away the player with the biggest resume among the invitees is Shelby Miller. It was a shocking fall from grace for the righty starter after such a good start to his career. From 2012-2015 with the Cardinals and Braves he pitched to a 3.22 ERA, 3.82 FIP, 1.24 WHIP and 483 strikeouts in 102 games (96 starts). Since being traded to the Diamondbacks in 2016, he has bounced around and pitched to a dismal 6.89 ERA, 1.85 WHIP and 5.21 FIP in 48 games.

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He will be pitching for a spot on the Cubs this spring. Hard to say of he has anything left but if he shows something in spring he could be a candidate to fill in a spot at the bottom of the rotation. This is a pretty big if, but they need any help they can get and hope for the best.

Adam Morgan:

The lefty reliever had spent his entire MLB journey with the Phillies organization. It has been an up and down career so far for him. He sports a career 4.84 ERA and 1.4 WHIP. His best work came in 2018-2019 when he pitched to a cumulative 3.87 ERA, 3.99 FIP,  9.0 K/9 and 3.6 BB/9. He has missed some bats but the walks are a bit high. The Cubs need some lefty depth so hopefully he can pitch well enough to make the roster.

Rex Brothers:

At 33 years old, Rex Brothers has pitched in 317 games in the majors. From 2011-2015 he pitched with the Rockies and put up a 3.42 ERA and 1.5 WHIP. Since then he has been with the Cubs, Braves and Yankees organizations and made his way back last year. He appeared in three games last year and gave up three runs.