Uehara signs with Chicago CubsDec 15, 2016 - 1:06 AM Veteran Japanese closer Koji Uehara has signed with reigning World Series champions the Chicago Cubs, the Major League Baseball team said on Wednesday.
Terms of the contract were not disclosed but a report on MLB's website said it was a one-year deal worth $US6 million ($A8.1 million).
In bringing the right-hander to Chicago, the Cubs have further bolstered their bullpen, and their already formidable roster.
In eight MLB seasons spent with Baltimore, Texas and Boston, the 41-year-old Uehara is 19-22 with a 2.53 ERA.
Before coming to North America, Uehara played 10 seasons in his native Japan with the Yomiuri Giants.
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