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Davis, Hultzen and Carasiti Ink New Deals

(Dylan Heuer/Iowa Cubs)
January 27, 2020

Are you wondering where your favorite 2019 I-Cubs have landed this offseason? Here is the latest:

Are you wondering where your favorite 2019 I-Cubs have landed this offseason? Here is the latest:

C Taylor Davis - Baltimore Orioles 
Fan-favorite Taylor Davis will play for a new organization for the first time in his career. Davis, signed by the Cubs as a free agent in 2011, appeared in parts of five seasons with Iowa totaling a .277 batting average over 420 games. The catcher made his major league debut as a September call up for Chicago in 2017 after logging seven minor league seasons. Davis is one of 11 Iowa players to have suited up for the team in five or more seasons. 
Davis signed a minor league deal with the Baltimore Orioles last week. 
LHP Danny Hultzen - Chicago Cubs
Hultzen was the feel-good story of the year. After he was selected second overall by Seattle in 2011, the lefty's career was derailed by injury. His latest comeback effort began when he Cubs signed him to a minor league contract in 2018. Eventually, Hultzen worked his way to his first call up in September of 2019 after posting a 1.26 ERA (2ER/14.1IP) in 14 games with Iowa. Hultzen made his debut on Sept. 8 and totaled 3.1 scoreless frames with five strikeouts in six games for Chicago.
Hultzen became a free agent this offseason after he was non-tendered. He re-signed a minor league deal with the club earlier this month. 
RHP Matt Carasiti - San Francisco Giants
Carasiti posted a 2.67 ERA (8ER/27.0IP) in 16 games for Iowa in 2019 before he was given his release in early June and promptly signed with Seattle. The righty also suited up for Iowa for 19 games in the latter half of 2017, before spending 2018 pitching in Japan.  
The 28-year-old came up through Colorado's system and made his debut with the Rockies in 2016. He returned to the big leagues with Seattle in 2019, going 0-1 with a 4.66 ERA (5ER/9.2IP) in 11 games. Carasiti inked a minor league deal with San Francisco and snagged an invite to spring training.