Cubs agree to deal with closer Craig Kimbrel
By JAY COHEN
AP Sports Writer
CHICAGO (AP) - Free-agent closer Craig Kimbrel has agreed to a contract with the Chicago Cubs.
The team said Friday he has passed his physical. Contract terms were not disclosed.
The addition plugs a major hole for Chicago, which has been beset by blown saves. Brandon Morrow is going slowly after he had a setback in his recovery from offseason elbow surgery, and Pedro Strop just returned after being sidelined by another hamstring injury.
The 31-year-old Kimbrel has 333 career saves and a 1.91 ERA over nine seasons with Atlanta, San Diego and Boston. The hard-throwing right-hander also is averaging an exceptional 14.7 strikeouts per nine innings for his career.
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