U mad, Torii?

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Torii Hunter, former outfielder of the Los Angels Angels of Anaheim, takes to Twitter to respond to the Josh Hamilton signing:

 

Money was tight to re-sign you, Torii. Not tight in general. Sorry about the miscommunication.  Sincerely, Jerry Dipoto.

Cubs to activate Craig Kimbrel on Thursday

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The Cubs will activate reliever Craig Kimbrel ahead of Thursday afternoon’s game against the Braves, Sahadev Sharma of The Athletic reports.

Kimbrel, 31, ended a seven-month stint in free agency, agreeing to a three-year, $43 million contract with the Cubs earlier this month. He has made four minor league appearances, allowing one earned run on two hits and a walk with four strikeouts in 3 2/3 innings.

With an aggregate 3.96 ERA entering Wednesday, the Cubs’ bullpen has been among the better bullpens in the league. Adding Kimbrel, one of the greatest closers of all-time, certainly can’t hurt and will give them some stability in save situations.