Cubs Add Reliever Wade Davis in Off-Season

Reliever Wade Davis pic
Reliever Wade Davis

A New York University student, Cameron Deahl graduated from Highland Park High School where he was an international finalist in four consecutive DECA competitions. A lifelong Chicago Cubs fan, Cameron Deahl attended game five of the 2016 World Series and was overjoyed to see the team win its first championship since 1908.

The 2017 Cubs will look similar to the team that won last year’s World Series, but there have been some changes. Armed with tremendous outfield depth, the Cubs shipped outfielder Jorge Soler to the Kansas City Royals in December in exchange for relief pitcher Wade Davis. The Cubs’ crowded outfield includes Ben Zobrist, Jon Jay, Jason Heyward, and Kyle Schwarber. Soler, who is just 24 years old, still has plenty of potential, but had an average season in 2016 following a promising debut in 2015.

Davis, meanwhile, is expected to be the Cubs closer in 2017. A former third round pick by Tampa Bay, he spent the past four seasons with Kansas City and recorded a combined 47 saves. A former starting pitcher, Davis owns a career record of 55-37 to go along with a 3.53 earned run average and 689 strikeouts through 776.2 innings.