The Cubs have agreed to a minor-league deal with RHP Jim Henderson, according to Chris Cotillo of SB Nation.
Cubs are signing reliever Jim Henderson, source tells SB Nation.
— Chris Cotillo (@ChrisCotillo) January 20, 2017
Henderson, 34, pitched 35 innings with a 4.11 ERA. Despite showing that he could still generate some strikeouts, Henderson was outrighted by the Mets after the season.
After a one-week stretch from June 8-14 where Henderson threw 84 pitches in four innings, giving up three runs, Henderson lasted just ten pitches on June 18 before succumbing to right biceps tendinitis, which would destroy the next two months of his season.
Henderson demonstrated his ability to miss bats, averaging 10.3 K/9, but he also struggled with the long ball, allowing 7 home runs. In total, Henderson delivered 35 innings of 4.11 ERA ball for the Mets.
Jim Henderson will have to compete for a spot in the Cubs’ bullpen.