3 relievers for Chicago Cubs to target

Aug 23, 2021; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Chicago White Sox relief pitcher Craig Kimbrel (46) gestures to fans as he leaves the field after giving up the winning run against the Toronto Blue Jays on a wild pitch in the eighth inning at Rogers Centre. Mandatory Credit: Dan Hamilton-USA TODAY Sports
Aug 23, 2021; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Chicago White Sox relief pitcher Craig Kimbrel (46) gestures to fans as he leaves the field after giving up the winning run against the Toronto Blue Jays on a wild pitch in the eighth inning at Rogers Centre. Mandatory Credit: Dan Hamilton-USA TODAY Sports /
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Steve Cishek

Just like Andrew Chafin, Steve Cishek is not the type of signing that will generate headlines. However, just like Chafin, he is the type of player that could make a major difference.

Cishek has filled a variety of roles in his dozen years in the majors. The one time Marlins closer has a pair of 30+ save seasons under his belt, showing that he could handle the ninth inning if need be. He has also been a solid setup man over the years, someone that could handle the middle innings or the seventh inning with ease.

That is the type of pitcher that the Cubs need in their bullpen at this point. They need another veteran arm that can slot in virtually anywhere, handling any role necessary. Cishek has been that type of pitcher throughout his career.

The Cubs also have some familiarity with Cishek. He had previously spent two seasons with the club, posting a 2.55 ERA and a 1.117 WHiP in his 134.1 innings, notching 11 saves while striking out 135 batters with 57 walks. The Cubs would certainly take that type of performance once again.

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The Chicago Cubs need more pieces in their bullpen. Steve Cishek would be a perfect option in their relief corps.