The Chicago Cubs have signed Japanese free agent pitcher Kyuji Fujikawa to a two-year, $9.5 million contract, Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports and the MLB Network reported on Saturday, but the Cubs remained quiet on the subject on Sunday.
According to the report, Fujikawa would receive a signing bonus of $1 million, plus $4 million in 2013 and 2014. There also was a vesting option valued at $5.5 million or $6 million.
Cubs officials neither confirmed nor denied the report, MLB.com reported.
Fujikawa, 32, played 12 seasons with the Hanshin Tigers, and he had a 1.36 ERA and 202 saves over the past six seasons.