Former Twins, Tigers closer Joe Nathan signs with Cubs

Tuesday May 17th, 2016

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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. 

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His 377 saves make up the eighth-highest total in MLB history.

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