By Jason Shetler
Back in late November, ESPN’s Buster Olney reported that pitcher Trevor Cahill was considering the Pirates as an option to sign with, but chose to re-sign with the Chicago Cubs in mid-December on a one-year deal instead.
Cubs pitching coach Chris Bosio has now come out and said that the 27-year-old right-hander turned down a two-year offer from the Pirates to be a starter, so he could return to the Cubs bullpen. Cahill began last season pitching for the Atlanta Braves. He struggled mightily with them, was released, and signed on with the Cubs in mid-August. Cahill pitched very well with Chicago in 11 relief appearances where he posted a 2.12 ERA along with a WHIP of 0.77.