This transaction happened Wednesday, nearly unnoticed.
And now, he’ll be a Chicago Cub next season:
LHP Dario Alvarez has signed a major league deal with the #Cubs.
— Jacob Resnick (@Jacob_Resnick) November 29, 2017
There’s been no official announcement from the Cubs via press release and no mention in local media other than a brief note in this Mark Gonzales article in the Tribune that was mostly about non-tenders.
So, about Alvarez: He had a pretty good walk rate for the Braves and Rangers combined in 2016, just seven walks in 26⅔ innings (2.4 per nine). That all fell apart in 2017, when his walk rate jumped to 7.7 per nine innings (14 walks in 16⅓ innings).
Alvarez has a good arm and according to Fangraphs, had an average fastball velocity over 94 miles per hour in 2016.
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Source:: Bleed Cubbie Blue