The Chicago Cubs have signed 37-calendar year-outdated Defiance Substantial School graduate Luke Hagerty to a non-certain slight-league deal.
Hagerty, who turns 38 on April 1, final pitched skillfully in 2008 for Schaumburg of the Impartial League.
Hagerty was lately clocked throwing in the higher 90s, which drew the curiosity of the Cubs and other huge league clubs.
The Cubs at first drafted Hagerty in the supplemental initial round of the 2002 draft with the 32nd-total choose.
In the spring of 2003, Hagerty underwent Tommy John surgical treatment. The Orioles then selected him in the Rule 5 draft in December, 2004. The Orioles bought him to the Marlins ahead of he returned to the Cubs firm in March, 2005. The Cubs launched him in 2007 ahead of the White Sox signed him the pursuing calendar year.
Hagerty made a health middle in Scottsdale, Ariz. recognized as X2 Athletics, where has regained his pitching velocity.
Cubs’ pitchers and catchers report to spring instruction on Feb. 12 in Mesa, Ariz.