Worcester’s Tim Collins Signs with Chicago Cubs

Worcester's Tim Collins Signs with Chicago Cubs 1

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Former Worcester Technical High School star Tim Collins has signed a one-year, major league deal with the Chicago Cubs, according to ESPN’s Jesse Rogers.

Colllins was released on Friday by the Minnesota Twins, who had signed the lefty reliever to a minor league deal back in early February. He will report to the Cubs’ AAA-affiliate, the Iowa Cubs.

Collins, 29, returned to the majors last year with the Washington Nationals for the first time since 2014 following back-to-back Tommy John surgeries.

The Cubs will mark Collins’ sixth MLB organization. He broke into the majors in 2011 with the Kansas City Royals. He made his pro debut with the Toronto Blue Jays after signing with the team in 2007. He was traded to the Atlanta Braves in July 2010, and then dealt to the Royals two weeks later at the trade deadline.

Last season, Collins pitched to a 4.37 ERA with 8.34 K/9 and 4.76 BB/9.

The Cubs designated reliever Brian Duensing for assignment to make room for Collins.

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