Cubs sign B.J. Ryan

July 16, 2009 | Comments (0) | by Jake the Terrible Cubs Fan

According to ESPN Chicago, the Cubs have signed recently waived relief pitcher B.J. Ryan to a one year minor league deal. He'll be heading to Mesa to work with minor league trainers.

If he can regain his strength and command he had prior to injury, this could be a huge pick up for the Cubs. It would also give them a much-needed additional southpaw in the bullpen and could allow for an eventual move to put Sean Marshall back in the rotation and Rich Harden to the pen later on down the road.