Parra has signed a minor league contract with the Cubs that includes an invitation to spring training, Bruce Miles of the Daily Herald reports. An eight-year major league veteran, Parra owns a 4.90 ERA and 1.58 WHIP across 628 career innings. The Cubs are a little light on lefty relievers and Parra's last season with Cincinnati in 2015 was really one of his best, but he's now 34 and any opportunity with Chicago would likely come in the middle innings.
Parra re-signed a minor league deal with the Cubs on Tuesday, Patrick Mooney of CSN Chicago reports. The Cubs released three players on Tuesday, including Parra, but all three are now back with the organization less than 24 hours later. The 33-year-old posted a 3.90 ERA in 40 appearances with the Reds last season and could see some time in the major league bullpen as a left-handed option.
Parra was released by the Cubs on Tuesday, CSN Chicago's Patrick Mooney reports. A non-roster invitee, the 33-year-old Parra tossed 5.2 scoreless innings this spring. The Cubs hope to re-sign him on a minor league contract before the season begins.
Parra pitched a scoreless inning against the Rangers on Wednesday. Parra has made only five appearances this spring, but he has not given up any runs. In 4.2 innings, he has a 5:1 K:BB and allowed four hits. He'll probably spend the year with Triple-A Iowa.
Parra signed a minor league contract with the Cubs on Monday that includes an invitation to spring training, Bruce Miles of the Daily Herald reports. After three years in Cincinnati, Parra hit free agency again this offseason, and his numbers over the last couple seasons weren't good enough (3.90 ERA, 1.18 WHIP) to earn him another major league deal. With many teams in search of an effective southpaw, the Cubs have decided to throw a dart with him. The veteran will look to nab a bullpen spot with a strong spring training, but may face an uphill battle.