The Cubs signed two relief pitchers Sunday, including their former closer Kevin Gregg, though not for that role.
Gregg, 34, was signed to a minor league contract after being released by the Los Angeles Dodgers when he declined a move to Class AAA after spring training. He had a 0.82 ERA in 11 spring appearances.
Righthander Kameron Loe, 31, was claimed off waivers from Seattle and will join the team Tuesday. To make room for Loe on the major league roster, injured Steve Clevenger was placed on the 60-day disabled list.
The Cubs will have to make another roster move Tuesday when Darwin Barney returns as well.
Gregg pitched the last two seasons for Baltimore. He was assigned to Arizona extended spring training.
He had 23 saves for the Cubs in 2009 when he went 5-6 with a 4.72 ERA while dealing with knee problems in the aftermath of off season surgery.
Kyuji Fujikawa, on the disabled list with a strained forearm muscle, is still considered the Cubs closer.
Loe, 31, has pitched in nine major league seasons, the last three with Milwaukee. He is 33-41 with four saves and a 4.44 ERA in 306 career appearances.
Cubs sign Kevin Gregg and Kameron Loe
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