Cubs sign Koji Uehara to a one-year deal

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The Chicago Cubs have signed Koji Uehara to a one-year, $6 million deal. The deal was reported to be close over the weekend but was confirmed by Jesse Rogers of ESPN.

Uehara is 41, but he is still an effective reliever, finishing the 2016 season with a 3.45 ERA and a 63/11 K/BB ratio over 47 innings. He missed some time in the second half with a strained right pectoral muscle but when you’re old stuff like that happens sometimes.

In his eight-year major league career he is 19-22 with a 2.53 ERA (170 ERA+) and a 522/66 K/BB ratio in 437.2 innings.