Agent says Machi has deal with Cubs

Minor League deal includes Spring Training invite

Agent says Machi has deal with Cubs

The Cubs have agreed to sign reliever Jean Machi to a Minor League contract that includes an invitation to big league Spring Training camp, according to a Tweet from his agent, Felix Olivo.

Machi, a right-hander who will turn 34 in February, was part of the Giants' World Series championship clubs in 2012 and 2'14. His best season was '14, when he went 7-1 with a 2.58 ERA in 71 games and held opponents to a .201 average, then added seven more appearances in the postseason, including three in the World Series.

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He struggled in 2015 for the Giants and Red Sox, compiling a 5.12 ERA in 59 games. The Red Sox claimed him off waivers July 28.

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