Jan. 24 (UPI) -- Free-agent relief pitcher Brad Brach and the Chicago Cubs agreed to a deal on Thursday.
Sources told the MLB Network the deal is worth $3 million for one year, pending a physical. The contract also includes a mutual option for 2020 that can potentially increase the guaranteed value of the deal. The Cubs have yet to announce the signing.
Brach adds right-handed depth for the Cubs' bullpen, who expect to be without closer Brandon Morrow to start the upcoming season. Morrow underwent arthroscopic surgery on his right elbow on Nov. 6.
The 32-year-old Brach was an All-Star in 2016 with the Baltimore Orioles. He played for the Orioles and Atlanta Braves last season and compiled a 3.59 ERA with 60 strikeouts and 28 walks in 69 appearances.
The San Diego Padres drafted Brach in the 42nd round of the 2008 MLB Draft. He has a 3.08 career ERA with 9.5 strikeouts per nine innings in 424 relief appearances.