Cubs invite 3 familiar names to Spring Training

The Cubs invited some old friends to Spring Training, some we haven't seen in years

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3. LHP Brad Wieck

Another guy I forgot the Cubs had is 6'8 reliever Brad Wieck. There was a very brief period of time where Wieck looked electric coming out of the bullpen, but it's hard to believe that was almost three years ago. In 2021, he tossed 17 innings with a 0.00 ERA and 28 strikeouts. As a big left-handed arm with an insane curveball, Wieck looked like a decent weapon.

But then a series of unfortunate injury setbacks kicked in, starting with an irregular heartbeat followed by a Tommy John surgery. Even though he spent the entirety of 2023 sidelined while he recovered from the procedure, Wieck was given a two-year minor-league contract by the Cubs and he appears to be back in the fold. I have no idea how those injuries will affect his work on the mound so we'll have to wait and see if Wieck is still the viable weapon he used to be.

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