According to a report from the NPB Tracker, courtesy of the Chicago Tribune, the Cubs are one of eight teams “pursuing former Dodgers closer Takashi Saito.” The right-handed reliever will turn 40 on February 14 and had a solid year for the Red Sox in 2009. Takashi Saito was 3-3 in 56 games with two saves and two blown saves last season.
The Red Sox are interested in re-signing him at a lower price … and the White Sox, Braves and Mets are also interested in the veteran reliever.
According to the Tribune, Saito would give the Cubs another option at closer behind Carlos Marmol.
Stay Tuned …