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Cubs re-sign Trevor Cahill to 1-year, $4.25 million deal

The right-hander heads back to the Cubs after drawing interest from multiple teams.

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The Cubs have come to terms on a 1-year, $4.25 million contract with right-hander Trevor Cahill, according to a report from Buster Olney of ESPN.com. The deal is pending a physical.

Cahill, 27, drew interest from multiple clubs this winter, including the Pirates. He spent the second half of last season with the Cubs, posting a solid 2.12 ERA in 17 innings of relief work.

Cahill joins right-handers Hector Rondon, Pedro Strop and Justin Grimm in a Cubs' bullpen that has already added left-hander Rex Brothers this winter. He will likely see time as a long-man or middle reliever, with the ability to spot-start due to his experience as a starter at the major-league level.

In parts of seven major-league seasons with the Athletics (2009-11), Diamondbacks (2012-14), Braves (2015) and Cubs (2015), Cahill is the owner of a lifetime 4.13 ERA in 212 appearances (172 starts). He was an All-Star in 2010 with Oakland.