Former South Carolina baseball great Michael Roth landed with a new MLB organization this week.
The 27-year-old signed a minor league deal with the Chicago Cubs on Friday according to a report from SBNation's Chris Cotillo. Roth spent 2017 with the San Francisco and Tampa Bay organizations.
He has not pitched in the majors since one game for the Texas Rangers in 2016. He also pitched for the Los Angeles Angels in 2013 and 2015.
For his career, he's thrown 36 major league innings. Last year in the minors, he went 6-8 with a 4.84 ERA with 79 strikeouts in 111 2/3 innings.
Roth was a key part of Gamecocks teams that went to three consecutive College World Series finals, winning in 2011 and 2012. He went 26-6 with a 1.91 ERA. Primarily a reliever his first two years, he started 40 games his last two, striking out 205 in 282 innings.