BRADENTON, Fla. — Right-hander Trevor Cahill and the Pittsburgh Pirates finalized a one-year, $1.5 million contract, a deal that allows him to earn an additional $1 million in performance bonuses for innings.
Cahill could earn $100,000 for 75 innings, $150,000 for 100, $200,000 for 125, $250,000 for 150 and $300,000 for 175.
The 33-year-old was 1-2 with a 3.24 ERA in six starts and five relief appearances for San Francisco last season. He struck out 31 and walked 14 in 24 innings, holding opponents to a career-low .184 batting average. After moving to the bullpen, he pitched five shutout innings in five games.
He earned $519,624 in prorated pay from a $2 million salary.
Cahill is 85-94 with a 4.20 ERA and one save with Oakland (2009-11, ’18), Arizona (2012, ’14), Atlanta (2015), the Chicago Cubs (2015-16), San Diego (2017), Kansas City (2017), the Los Angeles Angels (2019) and San Francisco (2020).
Pittsburgh placed right-hander Blake Cederlind on the 60-day injured list to open a roster spot. Cederlind injured his ulnar collateral ligament during Wednesday night’s exhibition against the Yankees in Tampa and is discussing treatment, according to the Pirates. During that game, Cederlind hit Robinson Chirinos with a pitch, breaking Chirinos’ right wrist.