Cubs, Brad Boxberger agree to 1-year, $2.8M deal

Right-handed reliever Brad Boxberger and the Chicago Cubs have agreed to a one-year contract that includes a mutual option for 2024, the team announced Thursday.

The deal is worth $2.8 million, sources told ESPN's Jeff Passan.

Boxberger remains in the National League Central after spending the past two seasons with the Milwaukee Brewers, who declined their $3 million 2023 team option on the reliever last month and paid a $750,000 buyout.

The 34-year-old Boxberger went 4-3 with a 2.95 ERA, 68 strikeouts and 27 walks in 64 innings last season. He was 5-4 with a 3.34 ERA, 83 strikeouts and 25 walks in 64⅔ innings for the Brewers in 2021.

He made 70 appearances in 2022 and 71 in 2021 to lead the Brewers in that category both years.

Boxberger is 31-37 with a 3.44 ERA in 484 career appearances with the San Diego Padres, Tampa Bay Rays, Arizona Diamondbacks, Kansas City Royals, Miami Marlins and Brewers.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.