Cubs reportedly sign reliever


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Kirby Lee - USA Today Sports
Kirby Lee - USA Today Sports

Cubs keep adding to their bullpen depth as they have signed former Marlin Junichi Tazawa to a minor league deal according to multiple reports.

Tazawa had a 7.07 ERA in 22 appearances with the Marlins last season. The last two years have been rough, to say the least as he has had a 6.16 ERA over his last 83 innings of work.

The 32-year old righty was a valuable member of the Red Sox from 2012-2016 when he posted a 3.20 ERA and then got paid by signing a two-year, $12 million deal with the Marlins.

For his career, he has a 4.12 ERA with four saves and 374 strikeouts.

This is another low-risk move by the Cubs and they will take a look at him in spring training and see if his 92 MPH fastball will be valuable enough to beat out anyone with a big-league deal for a roster spot in 2019.

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