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Kyuji Fujikawa to join Cubs

Updated: December 6, 2012, 7:29 PM ET
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The Chicago Cubs agreed to a deal Thursday with Japanese relief pitcher Kyuji Fujikawa.

The Cubs announced on their official Twitter feed that Fujikawa, 32, will be officially introduced at a news conference on Friday.

Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Fujikawa could compete with Carlos Marmol, who nearly was traded to the Los Angeles Angels earlier in the offseason, for the Cubs' closer role.

Fujikawa recorded 220 saves in 12 seasons playing for ...

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