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Cubs reach agreement with Jason Heyward on eight-year deal

Cubs reach agreement with Jason Heyward on eight-year deal

The Chicago Cubs capped a stunning eight days by agreeing to terms on a multi-year contract with prized free agent outfielder Jason Heyward, a source said Friday. 

The agreement with Heyward, 26, a three-time Gold Glove outfielder who is a lifetime .311 hitter at Wrigley Field, caps a furious push by the Cubs in their quest to win the World Series and achieve sustained success.

During an eight-day span, the Cubs signed free agent pitcher John Lackey and super utility player Ben Zobrist, acquired pitcher Adam Warren from the Yankees in a trade for Starlin Castro and agreed to terms with Heyward.

The previous transactions presumably had an influence on Heyward, who...

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