Craig Kimbrel has finally found a team.
The right-handed closer agreed to a three-year deal with the Cubs Wednesday night worth close to $45 million, pending a physical, according to The Athletic's Ken Rosenthal.
According to ESPN's Jeff Passan, the deal is worth $43 million and includes a fourth-year option. If the option doesn't vest, the Cubs will have a club option with a $1 million buyout.
Kimbrel, who turns 31 May 28, entered the offseason as the top reliever on the free-agent market but had early demands of a six-year contract worth more than $100 million but no team seemed interested in paying the hard-throwing closer that kind of money.
Kimbrel eventually backed off those demands as he remained unsigned throughout the offseason and into the start of the regular season.
The right-hander is a seven-time All-Star and leads all active closers with 333 career saves.
He spent the last three seasons as the Red Sox' closer and recorded 42 saves in 2018 with a 2.74 ERA (3.13 FIP) and 0.99 WHIP.