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Dec 4 (The Sports Xchange) - The Chicago Cubs landed right-hander John Lackey on Friday, reportedly giving the veteran a two-year, $32 million contact. Lackey, 37, was seeking to join the Cubs to reunite with close friend and former Boston Red Sox teammate Jon Lester. Lackey went 13-10 with a career-best 2.77 ERA for the St. Louis Cardinals last season. He went 1-0 with a 3.48 ERA in two postseason starts against the Cubs in the National League Division Series won by Chicago. Lackey is 165-127 with a 3.92 ERA in 13 seasons with the Angels, Red Sox and Cardinals. He has been part of World Series-winning clubs in 2002 (Angels) and 2013 (Red Sox). His postseason success was something that surely intrigued the Cubs. Lackey is 8-5 with a 3.11 ERA in 23 postseason appearances (20 starts) and is 2-1 with a 3.42 ERA in six World Series games (four starts). - - - The Detroit Tigers agreed to terms on a two-year, $16 million deal with right-hander Mike Pelfrey, according to published reports. The 31-year-old Pelfrey went 6-11 with a 4.26 ERA in 30 starts for the Minnesota Twins last season. He has a career mark of 61-81 with a 4.52 ERA in 10 major-league seasons -- seven with the New York Mets and the last three with the Twins. - - - The Washington Nationals signed left-handed reliever Oliver Perez to a two-year deal worth $7 million, according to reports. The 34-year-old Perez will be pitching for his seventh major-league team. He is 67-83 with a 4.44 ERA over 13 big-league seasons. Perez will be used as a situational reliever. He has not started a major league game since 2010. Perez split the 2015 season between the Arizona Diamondbacks and Houston Astros and went 2-4 with a 4.17 ERA. - - - The Seattle Mariners traded right-handed reliever Jose Ramirez to the Atlanta Braves in exchange for a player to be named later and cash considerations. Ramirez, 25, went 1-0 with an 11.57 ERA over 4 2/3 innings in five relief appearances with Seattle after being recalled from Triple-A Tacoma on Sept. 1. He also made a brief stint with the Mariners from July 31-Aug. 3 after being acquired from the New York Yankees at the trade deadline, but did not appear in a game. - - - (Editing by Mark Lamport-Stokes)