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Trevor Cahill | Relief Pitcher | #53

Team: Chicago Cubs
Age / DOB:  (28) / 3/1/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'4" / 240
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2006 / Rd. 2 (0) / OAK
Contract: view contract details
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Trevor Cahill threw two scoreless innings of work in Saturday's Cactus League loss to the Reds.
Cahill struck out three while allowing two hits in his spring debut. The right-hander had opportunities to sign elsewhere this winter but chose to re-sign with the Cubs in hopes of winning a spot in the starting rotation. It was with the Cubs that he revived his career last season, posting a 2.12 ERA in 11 relief appearances to close out the regular season. He's much more likely to reprise that role this season, despite Saturday's good showing. Mar 5 - 6:10 PM

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Cubs pitching coach Chris Bosio said Saturday that Trevor Cahill turned down a two-year contract offer from the Pirates to remain with the Cubs.

The right-hander would've slotted into the Pirates rotation had he gone that route, instead he opted to remain a part of the Cubs' bullpen where he excelled down the stretch in 2015. He would have been much more interesting in fantasy leagues had he taken the Pirates offer.
Jan 16 - 1:38 PM

Cubs signed RHP Trevor Cahill to a one-year, $4.25 million contract.

The agreement was reported last week and then finalized Monday after Cahill passed his physical. Cahill owns an ugly 5.55 ERA in 154 innings since the beginning of the 2014 season, but he pitched very well out of the Cubs' bullpen down the stretch in 2015 and they clearly feel the adjustments he made were real. The 27-year-old right-hander will compete for a rotation spot next spring, though he's far likelier to wind up in mid-to-long relief.
Mon, Dec 14, 2015 01:08:00 PM

Trevor Cahill will be stretched out as a possible rotation candidate next spring in Cubs camp.

Cahill was re-signed to a one-year, $4.25 million deal on Monday afternoon after drawing interest from multiple clubs on the free agent market. He clearly feels comfortable on the north side of Chicago, where he registered a 2.12 ERA, 0.765 WHIP, and 22/5 K/BB ratio over 17 innings of relief in 2015. Cahill began his career as a starter and had some success in that role with both Oakland and Arizona.
Source: ESPN Chicago
Mon, Dec 7, 2015 01:41:00 PM

Buster Olney of ESPN reports that the Cubs have re-signed free agent reliever Trevor Cahill.

It's a one-year, $4.25 million deal. Cahill breathed new life into his career this summer after joining the Cubs in mid-August, posting a 2.12 ERA, 0.765 WHIP, and 22/5 K/BB ratio in 17 innings. That's a very small sample size, but Chicago's decision-makers clearly feel the 27-year-old right-hander made real, tangible changes to his approach and delivery. He has an ugly 5.55 ERA in 154 innings overall since the beginning of the 2014 season.
Mon, Dec 7, 2015 12:49:00 PM

Joe Stiglich of CSNBayArea.com reports that free agent Trevor Cahill is close to signing with a team.

Stiglich says it won't be the A's, who just inked Ryan Madson to a three-year free agent deal. Cahill posted a rough 5.40 ERA in 43 1/3 total innings this summer, but he finished the year strong with the Cubs and now looks poised to cash in on a weak market for relief pitching. Pittsburgh was tied to the 27-year-old right-hander late last month.
Mon, Dec 7, 2015 12:05:00 PM

ESPN's Buster Olney reports that the Pirates are one of the teams being considered by Trevor Cahill.

It's unclear whether the Pirates have made Cahill an offer or just shown interest in the right-hander. The appeal on Cahill's side is easy to see, as pitching coach Ray Searage is a magician who has resurrected the careers of more than a few hurlers. Cahill would prefer a one-year contract where he's allowed a chance to start. The sinkerballer holds a 5.45 ERA and 1.55 WHIP since the beginning of 2014 but did pitch well down the stretch last season for the Cubs as a reliever.
Sun, Nov 29, 2015 11:12:00 AM

Agent John Boggs said his client Trevor Cahill would prefer to start but "would accept a bullpen spot if he doesn't secure a starting job."

He may not have much of a say on the matter. Cahill was dismal as a starter last season, going 0-3 with an 8.03 ERA in three starts. He was far more effective in middle relief, logging a solid 2.12 ERA over his last 11 outings. The 27-year-old has pitched for four teams since 2011.
Source: Boston Globe
Sat, Nov 21, 2015 11:02:00 PM

Trevor Cahill could be the favorite to start for the Cubs on Saturday.

The Cubs are going with a bullpen start after a doubleheader earlier this week. Clayton Richard and Travis Wood have also been under consideration but they pitched on Thursday. Cahill has allowed two runs over 8 1/3 relief innings since joining the Cubs and would obviously be limited from a pitch count perspective Saturday.
Fri, Sep 18, 2015 08:54:00 AM

Cubs purchased the contract of RHP Trevor Cahill from Triple-A Iowa.

Cahill struck out seven and walked three over 7 2/3 scoreless innings in Triple-A after signing with the Cubs last month. The 27-year-old has really struggled in the majors this season and will likely pitch in mop-up duty.
Tue, Sep 1, 2015 10:36:00 AM

Cubs signed RHP Trevor Cahill to a minor league contract.

Cahill opted out of his contract with the Dodgers earlier this month even though he held a 6.28 ERA, 1.61 WHIP and 17/14 K/BB ratio over 28 2/3 innings at Triple-A. He's been awful in the majors (7.52 ERA) this season, as well, and is merely a depth guy at this point.
Wed, Aug 19, 2015 12:57:00 PM

Trevor Cahill has elected free agency.

The veteran right-hander opted out of his minor league deal with the Dodgers. In six starts at Triple-A Oklahoma City, he registered a 6.28 ERA, 1.61 WHIP and 17/14 K/BB ratio over 28 2/3 innings. He'll attempt to latch on elsewhere on a minor league pact.
Fri, Aug 14, 2015 09:51:00 PM

Dodgers signed RHP Trevor Cahill to a minor league contract.

Cahill had an ugly 7.52 ERA in three starts and 12 relief appearances with the Braves this season. He will function as organizational depth.
Thu, Jul 2, 2015 04:08:00 PM

Braves released RHP Trevor Cahill.

Cahill was designated for assignment last week and didn't generate any interest via trade, so the Braves will cut bait with the $12 million right-hander. He'll look to latch on elsewhere on a minor league deal.
Sat, Jun 20, 2015 09:56:00 AM

Braves designated RHP Trevor Cahill for assignment.

Cahill was tried in the rotation and bullpen in Atlanta and struggled mightily in both roles, posting a brutal 7.52 ERA and 1.78 WHIP across 26 1/3 innings. The 27-year-old right-hander will likely pass through waivers. He is making a $12 million salary this season -- $5 million of which the Braves agreed to cover in their trade with the Diamondbacks.
Thu, Jun 11, 2015 09:53:00 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Miguel Montero
2David Ross
3Tim Federowicz
1B1Anthony Rizzo
2B1Ben Zobrist
2Tommy La Stella
SS1Addison Russell
2Javier Baez
3B1Kris Bryant
2Christian Villanueva
LF1Kyle Schwarber
2Jorge Soler
CF1Dexter Fowler
RF1Jason Heyward
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Jake Arrieta
2Jon Lester
3John Lackey
4Jason Hammel
5Kyle Hendricks
6Aaron Brooks
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Hector Rondon
2Pedro Strop
3Justin Grimm
4Trevor Cahill
5Adam Warren
6Neil Ramirez
7Travis Wood
8Zac Rosscup
9Clayton Richard