Cubs sign fourth-round pick RHP Skulina
The Cubs came to terms with RHP Tyler Skulina, the club’s fourth-round selection in the 2013 draft, on Thursday. The 21-year-old enjoyed a solid season at Kent State University, going 6-4 with a 3.36 ERA in 93.2 innings, striking out 102 and walking 34. He held opponents to a .209 batting average last year and surrendered five home runs. He was also a member of the All-MAC second team for the second consecutive year.
Skulina, a 6-foot-5, 235 pounder, was named a 2013 Louisville Slugger Preseason Second Team All-American heading into the year after going 11-3 with a 3.77 ERA in 18 starts in 2012.
He was selected by the Oakland Athletics in the 46th round of the 2010 draft, but did not sign.
The Cubs have now signed 18 players, including eight of the top 10 picks.