Veteran relief pitcher and former All-Star closer Joe Nathan has signed a contract with the Chicago Cubs.
Veteran relief pitcher Joe Nathan has signed a contract with the Chicago Cubs, the team announced Tuesday.
Nathan, 41, is still recovering from Tommy John surgery he underwent in April 2015 while a member of the Detroit Tigers. He will be placed on the 60-day disabled list.
The contract will be worth the MLB minimum, along with incentives, reports Jon Heyman of MLB Network.
Nathan has been named an All-Star six times over his 15 seasons with the San Francisco Giants, Minnesota Twins, Texas Rangers and Tigers. He was last an All-Star with the Rangers in 2013, recording 43 saves that season.
His 377 saves make up the eighth-highest total in MLB history.