CHICAGO (AP) Free-agent closer Craig Kimbrel has agreed to a contract with the Cubs in a big move to strengthen Chicagos bullpen.
The team said Friday he passed his physical. Contract terms were not disclosed.
The addition plugs a major hole for Chicago, which has been beset by blown saves but is still tied for the NL Central lead. 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.