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SportCubs to activate Craig Kimbrel on Thursday

03:21  27 june  2019
03:21  27 june  2019 Source:   nbcsports.com

Craig Kimbrel on track to join Cubs by end of June

Craig Kimbrel on track to join Cubs by end of June The veteran reliever is reportedly set to join Triple-A Iowa and make his debut Tuesday in Sacramento.

It was surely not this simple. But as soon as Chris Sale stalked from the bullpen to the Dodger Stadium mound for the bottom of the ninth inning in the final game of the World Series last October, Craig Kimbrel was as good as gone from the Boston Red Sox.

► PREVIOUSLY: Cubs sign Craig Kimbrel and option him to Iowa. That next outing could take place Thursday or Friday, depending on how Kimbrel ’s feeling after making his first outing of the season Tuesday in Sacramento. After going unsigned until June 7, Kimbrel hadn’t appeared in an official

Cubs to activate Craig Kimbrel on Thursday © Nuccio DiNuzzo/Getty Images

The Cubs will activate reliever Craig Kimbrel ahead of Thursday afternoon’s game against the Braves, Sahadev Sharma of The Athletic reports.

Kimbrel, 31, ended a seven-month stint in free agency, agreeing to a three-year, $43 million contract with the Cubs earlier this month. He has made four minor league appearances, allowing one earned run on two hits and a walk with four strikeouts in 3 2/3 innings.

With an aggregate 3.96 ERA entering Wednesday, the Cubs’ bullpen has been among the better bullpens in the league. Adding Kimbrel, one of the greatest closers of all-time, certainly can’t hurt and will give them some stability in save situations.

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Iowa Cubs activated RHP Craig Kimbrel . Boston Red Sox placed RHP Craig Kimbrel on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to July 7, 2016. Left knee medial meniscus tear.

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