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Koji Uehara

Cubs sign reliever Koji Uehara to one-year deal

Cubs sign reliever Koji Uehara to one-year deal

The Cubs signed 41-year-old reliever Koji Uehara to a one-year deal Wednesday reported to be for $6 million.

The former Red Sox right-hander adds to the World Series pedigree at the back of the Cubs' relief rotation. He is expected to set up for closer Wade Davis, who recently was acquired from the Royals for outfielder Jorge Soler.

Uehara was on the mound for the final out of the 2013 World Series, while Davis closed out the 2015 series for Kansas City.

Uehara was the American League Championship Series MVP in 2013 and recorded a record-tying seven postseason saves that year. During that regular season he was 4-1 with a 1.09 ERA and allowed just 33 hits and struck out...