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Fox Sports: Kyuji Fujikawa signs with the Chicago Cubs

by on Dec.02, 2012 @ 11:18 am, under NPB

According to Fox Sports' Ken Rosenthal, Kyuji Fujikawa decided to sign with the Chicago Cubs.  A snip from Rosenthal's report:

The Chicago Cubs landed a new closer on Saturday, signing Japanese free-agent right-hander Kyuji Fujikawa to a two-year, $9.5 million contract, according to major-league sources.

Fujikawa, 32, agreed to a two-year contract with a vesting option for a third season, sources said.

... Fujikawa will receive a signing bonus of $1 million and $4 million salaries in 2013 and '14. His vesting option will be valued at $5.5 million or $6 million based on games finished.

If his option does not vest, the Cubs will hold a club option at $5.5 million with a $500,000 buyout.

Rival executives involved in the bidding said early Saturday that they expected Fujikawa to sign with the Los Angeles Angels.