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Adam Choplick Signs with Chicago Cubs Organization

January 27, 2020 - Atlantic League (AtL) - Southern Maryland Blue Crabs News Release

Waldorf, MD - The Chicago Cubs announced on Monday evening that they have signed Adam Choplick to a minor league contract.

Choplick spent the entire 2019 season with the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs, posting astounding numbers. The 6'9" southpaw finished the season with a 2.15 earned run average and 66 strikeouts in 54 1/3 innings pitched. Additionally, he went 20 straight innings without allowing an earned run during a stretch of the season. He will report to Spring Training with the Chicago Cubs.

Choplick is the fourth 2019 Blue Crab to sign a deal with a major league club this offseason, joining Kevin Munson (Mariners), James Dykstra (Blue Jays), and Charlie Valerio (Padres). Choplick is the third member of the dominant 2019 Blue Crabs bullpen to sign with a MLB club this offseason.

"I'm grateful for the opportunity the Cubs have given me. I'm excited to be part of a historic organization and looking forward to a great season", said Choplick.

"Having four players picked up in one offseason shows the elite level of talent that not only the Blue Crabs have, but also the allure that the Atlantic League has to players. It continues to be one of the top levels of professional baseball. Adam was great on and off the field, and we wish him nothing but the best", said Blue Crabs general manager, Courtney Knichel.

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