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Cubs' Craig Kimbrel focused on being 'best that I can'

null Baseball Craig Kimbrel might not necessarily provide a quick fix for the Cubs' bullpen, but he and the team are focused on the long game. The veteran reliever made it clear in his introductory news conference Friday that he won't rush to make his 2019 debut after his free agency ran months longer than anyone would have anticipated.  As he and the Cubs made official a reported $43 million deal that lasts through the 2021 season, Kimbrel emphasized that effectiveness has to take precedence at the moment. "It's not about getting on the field as quickly as possible," he said. "It's about being the best that I can."  We signed Craig Kimbrel, by the way. #EverybodyIn pic.twitter.com/5zkzORu6oD— Chicago Cubs (@Cubs) June 7, 2019The Cubs are of the same mind, with president of baseball operations Theo Epstein saying Kimbrel will throw a bullpen session in Chicago on Saturday, then head to the team's spring training complex in Arizona before eventually joining Triple-A Iowa to face hitters in minor league games.Epstein did not provide a timetable for when Kimbrel might make his Cubs debut, but it sounds like it will be at least a couple of weeks.  Related News Dallas Keuchel news: Braves agree to deal with 2015 AL Cy Young winner[......]

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