The Brewers picked up R.J. Swindle, via a minor league deal. While the Cubs say they need a veteran reliever, and the roster says they need a lefty, they've made no moves.
Swindle's cutter ("FC"), shown below, is not to be confused with his slider. Based on this interview, they're easily distinguished.
RJ: I throw 5 pitches - fastball, curveball, slider, cutter, changeup. My fastball is about 81-84, my curveball that everyone knows me by is about 51-55, all the other pitches come somewhere in between.
It appears he wasn't throwing it when this PITCHf/x data was recorded (July, over three games in Philadelphia).
Change ("CH"), Curve ("CU") and a not-fastball ("FA"). That curveball is slower than slow.
The curve is so slow, it really makes for a fun flight path. Since I path all pitches out to the time when the slowest hits home plate, the other pitches go off the chart. The chart extends 20 feet past home plate.
Sidearmed sinker-ball pitcher. With an euphus pitch. Jeez. Is that thing any good? Does anyone swing at it?
Too few pitches to tell for sure, but looks like the fastball is ignored, but the curve is tempting. Go figure.
Beyond the Box Score has some more on Swindle, with a closer look at one game.