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Kyuji Fujikawa Agrees to Deal With Cubs

Major League Baseball(NASHVILLE, Tenn.) -- The Chicago Cubs have agreed to a two-year, $9 million deal with a vesting option for 2015 with Japanese pitcher Kyuji Fujikawa, according to the Chicago Tribune.

The Cubs will introduce Fujikawa at a news conference that will be held at Wrigley Field Friday at 11:30 a.m. CT.

The 32-year-old Fujikawa has compiled 220 saves and a 1.77 ERA in 12 seasons for the Hanshin Tigers.

Despite his success as a closer in Japan, Fujikawa is not expected to close, at least at first, in Chicago. Carlos Marmol, who has struggled with control but is third all-time in saves for the Cubs with 115, holds the role for now.

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