Report: Ex-Blue Jays reliever Ryan Tepera agrees to deal with Cubs


Tepera reacts after giving up a home run. (Charles Krupa/AP)

The Chicago Cubs have agreed to a one-year deal with reliever Ryan Tepera, according to multiple reports.

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.

Tepera was released by the Toronto Blue Jays on Nov. 9 and cleared waivers two days later, which made him eligible for free agency.

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.


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