ct-cubs-sign-joe-nathan-20160517-001Client: Chicago Cubs 

Source: Chicago Tribune 


The Chicago Cubs signed six-time All-Star closer Joe Nathan, adding low-risk, big reward to their bullpen:

Nathan is expected to report to extended spring training in Mesa, Ariz., but could return shortly after the All-Star break.

“It’s always a good strategy,” manager Joe Maddon said of adding more pitching. “I got to know him during the 2009 All-Star Game. He’s a great guy. I was there for his 300th save (with the Rangers).”

The signing of Nathan, who has 377 career saves, comes three months after the Cubs signed Aaron Crow, a former first-round pick of the Royals, to a minor-league deal.”


Chicago Tribune, “Cubs stock up on second-half relief insurance with signing of Joe Nathan,” May 18, 2016