The Cubs added to their pitching depth Friday.
Chicago agreed to a minor league deal with left-handed starter Jaime Garcia, according to a report from the New York Post. Garcia was released by the Blue Jays earlier this week.
#Cubs are signing Jaime Garcia to minor league deal. With #Bluejays this year held LHs to .188 BA. Cubs plan on having him make a few minor league relief appearances this weekend to see what he looks like in the role. @Feinsand was 1st to say Garcia signing with Cubs was likely
— Joel Sherman (@Joelsherman1) August 31, 2018
Garcia signed a one-year, $8 million contract with Toronto in February. He began the season in the starting rotation but struggled and was moved to the bullpen in July.
The 32-year-old veteran totaled a 3-6 record with a 5.93 ERA in 25 appearances for the Blue Jays. He holds a 3.84 ERA in his 10 MLB seasons.
The Cubs entered play Friday in first place of the National League Central with a 79-54 record.