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By Dale Redman, Cubs Correspondent, Mon, Dec 15th 6:42pm EST

The Cubs have agreed to terms with former Cardinals reliever Jason Motte on a one year deal. Motte struggled last season after missing all of 2013 following Tommy John surgery. He posted a 4.68 ERA in 25 innings. Motte's best season was in 2012 when he recorded 42 saves while posting a 10.75 K/9 ratio in 72 innings. (Source: Bruce Levine on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: For the Cubs, the move provides the bullpen high upside depth with a veteran that has postseason experience for little to no risk. For Motte, he gets a chance to pitch for a possible contender while hoping to rebound and extended his career. The Cubs bullpen was above average the second half of last season and with Hector Rondon already filing the closer role, Motte needs to have a strong spring training and show he is healthy to earn his way onto the staff.

Jason Motte News & Advice

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MLB.com | Dec 19th, 7:21pm
After spending his entire career with the Cardinals, Jason Motte had no trouble signing with their biggest rival, the Cubs.
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MLB.com | Dec 16th, 7:39pm
The Cubs have yet to officially announce that they have signed Jason Motte to a one-year contract, but the pitcher confirmed that he has signed with the Cardinals' rival. On Tuesday, Motte said goodbye to Cardinals fans via Twitter.
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ESPN | Dec 15th, 11:54pm
The Cubs have agreed to a one-year deal with free-agent reliever Jason Motte, pending a physical, a team source told ESPN.com.
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Rotoworld | Dec 15th, 11:20pm
Bruce Levine of 670thescore.com reports that the Cubs have agreed to terms on a one-year contract with Jason Motte.
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MLB.com | Dec 15th, 10:49pm
The Cubs have an agreement on a one-year deal with free-agent reliever Jason Motte, according to a source. The deal is pending a physical.