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Cubs

Reliever Brad Brach, Chicago Cubs finalize $3M deal

Atlanta Braves relief pitcher Brad Brac gets a hug from catcher Tyler Flowers after the final out against the Arizona Diamondbacks in the 10th inning Sept. 6 in Phoenix. Brach and the Cubs finalized a $3 million one-year contract Monday.
Atlanta Braves relief pitcher Brad Brac gets a hug from catcher Tyler Flowers after the final out against the Arizona Diamondbacks in the 10th inning Sept. 6 in Phoenix. Brach and the Cubs finalized a $3 million one-year contract Monday.

CHICAGO – Brad Brach and the Cubs have finalized a one-year contract that guarantees the reliever $3 million and could be worth $8 million over two seasons.

Brach gets a $1.65 million salary this year and could earn $1.35 million in bonuses for days on the active major league roster.

The Cubs have a $5 million team option for 2020 under the deal announced Monday. If the Cubs decline, Brach has a $1.35 million player option with a $100,000 buyout.

The right-hander had 12 saves and a 3.59 ERA in 69 games for Baltimore and Atlanta last season. He posted a 1.52 ERA over 27 appearances after a trade to the Braves.

Brach has a career 3.08 ERA and 33 saves.

The Cubs needed bullpen help with closer Brandon Morrow likely missing the start of the season while recovering from elbow surgery.

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