According to a report on Rotoworld, the Cubs signed Japanese pitcher Ken Kadokura to a minor league contract on Monday that includes an invitation to Spring Training. Rotoworld did not link to a source for the signing and they are the only outlet reporting the deal at this time.
The Tribune reported the Cubs interest in the 35-year old Japanese right hander toward the end of December.
Updated – 4:46pm C.T. – With information and three additional signings Update – According to a report from Baseball America, the Cubs signed Ken Kadokura, Matt Smith, Erick Almonte and Joseph Colon to minor league contracts on Monday that includes invitations to Spring Training. Almonte last played with the Nippon Ham Fighters after Cleveland sold his contract to the Japanese team in 2005.
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