According to Bruce Levine of WSCR, the Chicago Cubs have agreed to a one-year deal with relief pitcher Jason Motte.
Source-Breaking news -Chicago Cubs sign pitcher Jason Motte to 1 year deal pending physical .
— Bruce Levine (@MLBBruceLevine) December 15, 2014
If Motte can get anywhere close to the way he pitched in 2011 and 2012, he could be a valuable addition to the Cubs’ pen as a middle-relief or setup man.
Motte was the Cardinals’ closer in 2012, recording a league-leading 42 saves while posting a 2.75 ERA and excellent 0.917 WHIP. He also closed for them during their 2011 playoff and World Series run, posting five saves then. He had Tommy John surgery in 2013 and returned to the St. Louis bullpen in a couple of different stints in 2014, making 29 appearances.