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Chicago Cubs reportedly sign journeyman pitcher Steve Cishek

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The Sports Xchange
St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Steve Cishek delivers a pitch to the Pittsburgh Pirates in the seventh inning at Busch Stadium in St. Louis on August 13, 2015. Photo by Bill Greenblatt/UPI
St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Steve Cishek delivers a pitch to the Pittsburgh Pirates in the seventh inning at Busch Stadium in St. Louis on August 13, 2015. Photo by Bill Greenblatt/UPI | License Photo

The Chicago Cubs and right-handed sinkerballer Steve Cishek have agreed to a two-year deal, multiple outlets reported on Thursday.

Cishek recorded a 3-2 mark with a 2.01 ERA in 49 appearances last season with the Seattle Mariners and Tampa Bay Rays. The Rays acquired Cishek and cash considerations from the Mariners in July for left-hander Erasmo Ramirez.

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The 31-year-old Cishek owns a 24-28 record with 121 saves and a 2.73 ERA in eight seasons with the Miami Marlins, St. Louis Cardinals, Mariners and Rays.

The Cubs have been bolstering their bullpen this offseason, adding right-hander Brandon Morrow and left-hander Dario Alvarez.

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