Marcus Stroman was the first to report that he was signing with the Cubs.

At 6:52 pm ET Wednesday, the pitcher tweeted “Chicago!” and tagged the team to announce their move. In a subsequent tweet, he shared his excitement about playing in Chicago and expressed his support for the Cubs fan base.

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Stroman also tweeted that Wrigley Field is the only MLB stadium he hasn’t pitched at. He then interacted with the commenters.

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At 8:20 pm ET, the Cubs announced that they had signed Stroman. ESPN’s Jeff Passan reported that the right-handed free agent agreed to a three-year, $ 71 million contract that includes an opt-out after the 2023 season. The contract also includes escalators based on pitched innings that could increase the total value of the contract to $ 75 million, Passan reported.

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Stroman, 30, spent the 2023 season with the Mets. He compiled a 3.02 ERA in 179 innings in 33 starts. In 2019, he represented the Blue Jays in the All-Star Game; Less than three weeks later, Toronto moved it to New York. He won his first Gold Glove in 2017.