Cubs, Fujikawa agree to terms

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CHICAGO, Dec. 6 (14:02) Kyodo

The Chicago Cubs have announced on their twitter feed that they
have reached an agreement with free agent reliever Kyuji Fujikawa.

Various sources, including the Associated Press, have reported
that the contract is a two-year deal for the Hanshin Tigers
right-hander worth $9.5 million dollars including a signing bonus.
The team has announced it will hold a press conference on Friday.

The 32-year-old Fujikawa is 42-25 in his career with 220 saves
and a 1.77 ERA. He was 2-2 with 24 saves in 2012, when he was twice
deactivated with knee and thigh troubles. Fujikawa is fifth in career
saves in Japan.

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