According to Darren Wolfson of SKOR North, the Twins have re-signed reliever Trevor Megill to a minor league contract. Megill was picked up by the Cubs on waivers last week, but he was eventually released by the team.
Megill, who turns 28 today, will receive the agreement as a surprise. He was originally taken as a Rule 5 draft pick by the Cubs in 2019, however he was then returned to San Diego and re-acquired by the Cubs for monetary considerations.
In 2021, he made his major league debut for the Cubs and pitched in 23 2/3 innings. The righty’s 8.37 ERA demonstrates his lack of success.
The Twins were attracted by his better-than-average strikeout and walk rates (both 26.1% and 7%, respectively). His 4.62 ERA in 64 1/3 innings at Triple-A is even more outstanding.
Although his walk rate is slightly higher than normal, he has a 32.2 percent strikeout occurrence in the highest level of minor league baseball.
A few more option years remain for Megill, who has served less than a year at this point. Long-term value in the Twins’ bullpen could be realized if he can translate his Triple-A performance to the major leagues successfully.
What Team Does Trevor Megill Play For?
Trevor Megill plays for the Minnesota Twins. The Twins selected Megill’s contract on May 21, 2022.