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Chicago Cubs signed injured RHP Joe Nathan

By The Sports Xchange
Chicago Cubs signed injured RHP Joe Nathan
Former Detroit Tigers relief pitcher Joe Nathan throws a pitch in the ninth inning against the Baltimore Orioles in game 3 of the American League Division Series at Comerica Park in Detroit, Michigan on October 5, 2014. UPI/Rebecca Cook | License Photo

The Chicago Cubs signed six-time All-Star reliever Joe Nathan on Tuesday and placed him on the 60-day disabled list.

The 41-year-old Nathan underwent Tommy John elbow surgery in April, 2015 and hasn't pitched since. There is no timetable set for the right-hander's return.

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Nathan has recorded 377 career saves, eighth most in baseball history.

He was a four-time All-Star during seven seasons with the Minnesota Twins from 2004-11. He also made the American League All-Star squad in both his seasons with the Texas Rangers (2012-13).

Nathan spent the past two seasons with the Detroit Tigers. He began his career with the San Francisco Giants in 1999.

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