Report: Jason Hammel close to signing with the Cubs

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Jon Heyman of CBS Sports reports that pitcher Jason Hammel is nearing a deal to return to the Cubs. At the moment, there are no details about the length or value of the deal, but we’ll update you as soon as those figures are known.

Hammel, 32, posted a combined 3.47 ERA with a 158/44 K/BB ratio in 176 1/3 innings between the Cubs and Athletics. He was sent to the Athletics in early July along with Jeff Samardzija in the trade that sent Addison Russell, Dan Straily, and Billy McKinney to Chicago.