The wait is finally over for closer Craig Kimbrel, as it seems that he reached an agreement with the National League team, Chicago Cubs.
Ken Rosenthal of MLB Network was the one who released the news that Kimbrel had reached an agreement with the Cubs and the deal is just waiting for a medical examination.
Kimbrel, who was expected to be the most wanted free-agent reliever, had to wait until after the Draft to avoid being tied to a compensation selection. Detail that had moved teams to deal with the closer.
That and the type of contract that Kimbrel asked for completely reduced the closer's market and it was not until things settled for Cubs with the withdrawal of Ben Zobrist's contract that they could offer him what he was looking for.
According to Rosenthal, the Kimbrel contract will be for several years, just what the right-handed World Series champion was looking for with the Red Sox last year.
In his nine-year major league career the right has an impressive 1.91 ERA with 333 saves.
For Cubs, Kimbrel will be exactly what occupies his bullpen because he has had to deal with several injuries and if he returns at some point Brandon Morrow to be the coach of "Dirty Craig" we could be seeing the Cubs again in the World Series this year.