Chicago Cubs Add Vinny Nittoli to Their Team

The Chicago Cubs have just signed pitcher Vinny Nittoli to their team. This experienced right-handed player was recently let go by the Oakland Athletics and now has a new home with the Cubs, as reported by ESPN’s Jeff Passan.

Vinny Nittoli, who is 33 years old, will bring his experience to the Cubs’ bullpen. He will be joining a group of pitchers that includes Hector Neris, Tyson Miller, Hayden Wesneski, Keegan Thompson, Drew Smyly, Colten Brewer, Luke Little, and Porter Hodge.

Nittoli has had an interesting journey through various teams and leagues. He started his career in the minor leagues, showing a lot of talent and determination. In 2021, he played in Triple-A for Tacoma and St. Paul, and even made his major league debut with the Seattle Mariners.

In 2022, Nittoli played for several Triple-A teams, including Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (Yankees), Buffalo (Blue Jays), and Lehigh Valley (Phillies). He also had a brief but impressive stint with the Philadelphia Phillies, where he didn’t allow any runs in his two games.

Last year, in 2023, he split his time between the Triple-A teams of the Cubs and New York Mets, and also pitched a few games for the Mets in the majors. His performance was strong, and he continued to improve his skills.

In 2024, Nittoli played for the Las Vegas Aviators, the Triple-A team for the Oakland Athletics. He did well, posting a 2.70 ERA in 20 games. This earned him a chance to play for the Athletics’ major league team, where he maintained a solid 2.25 ERA in seven games.

Nittoli’s career stats show his ability to adapt and perform across different teams and leagues. In the major leagues, he has a 3.07 ERA over 14.2 innings, with a WHIP of 1.227. In the minors, he has a 4.34 ERA over 317 innings, with 357 strikeouts.

The Cubs are excited about what Nittoli can bring to their bullpen. His experience and skill make him a valuable addition as the team aims to stay competitive. Nittoli is set to join the Cubs right away, and both he and the team are looking forward to a successful partnership.

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