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MLB: Brandon Morrow agrees to deal with the Cubs

MLB: Brandon Morrow agrees to deal with the Cubs

Right-hander Brandon Morrow agreed Tuesday to a two-year contract with the Chicago Cubs, taking one of the top free-agent relievers off the market.

Morrow, 33, had a 6-0 record, 2.06 earned-run average and two saves in 45 appearances for the Dodgers last season. He pitched in 14 playoff games, helping the Dodgers eliminate the Cubs in the National League Championship Series.

Morrow could step into the closer role for Chicago. Wade Davis had a career-high 32 saves for the Cubs and made the NL All-Star team, but he is a free agent.

The Cubs also announced they had agreed to a two-year deal with left-hander Drew Smyly. He is recovering from elbow ligament-replacement...

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