The deal is split, with varying salaries depending on if he makes the MLB club or is sent to the minor leagues. Chicago Sun-Times reporter Gordon Wittenmyer reported that Tepera would receive $900,000 with the Cubs or $300,000 in the minors.
MLB Network’s Jon Heyman was first to report the agreement.
The 32-year-old right hander was 0-2 with a 4.98 ERA in 21 2/3 innings last season with Toronto. In five seasons with the Blue Jays — the team that drafted him in the 19th round back in 2009 — Tepera had a 3.64 ERA across 216 outings. He also accrued 2.8 bWAR.
Tepera made $1.525 million with the Blue Jays last year.