Cubs sign free agent pitcher Kimbrel

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LOS ANGELES, CA – OCTOBER 27: Closing pitcher Craig Kimbrel #46 of the Boston Red Sox pitches in the ninth inning in Game Four of the 2018 World Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium on October 27, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)

(WTVO/WQRF) — The Cubs have addressed the biggest need on their team. They’ve signed free agent closer Craig Kimbrel.
According to multiple reports Kimbrel has agreed to a three-year $43 million contract with the Cubs. Kimbrel has 333 saves in his career with an 1.91 ERA. He is a seven-time All-Star.

He was with the Red Sox lats season. He had 42 saves in the regular season but he struggled in the playoffs. The Red Sox chose not to re-sign him and Kimbrel hit the free agent market. He didn’t receive the long-term offers he had been hoping for over the winter and spring.

The Cubs are hoping he’ll be ready to go in a couple weeks.
“This is big,” first baseman Anthony Rizzo said. “It’s a credit to [the front office] for believing in us.”

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