Huntsville native Craig Kimbrel signs deal to play for Chicago Cubs

Huntsville native Craig Kimbrel signs deal to play for Chicago Cubs

CHICAGO, Ill. (WAFF) - Huntsville native Craig Kimbrel woke up a very happy man Thursday.

The former Lee High School pitcher has sealed the deal with the Chicago Cubs on a three-year contract. The deal’s worth $43 million and includes a fourth-year option. He’ll receive $10 million this season and $16 million in 2020 and 2021.

He is expected to pitch before June 20.

Kimbrel is a seven time All-Star and is the youngest pitcher in MLB history to record 300 saves.

Kimbrel was a free agent for seven months. He was with the Red Sox in 2018.

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