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  1. FILE - In this June 23, 2014, file photo, St. Louis Cardinals relief pitcher Jason Motte works against the Colorado Rockies to get the final out in the ninth inning of a baseball game in Denver. A person with direct knowledge of the deal says veteran reliever Motte has agreed to a $4.5 million, one-year contract with the Chicago Cubs. The person spoke to The Associated Press on Monday, Dec. 15 on condition of anonymity because the team had not announced the agreement. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)

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    Chicago Cubs President of Baseball Operations Theo Epstein right, speaks to the media while pitcher Jon Lester left, looks on after Lester was introduced as a member of the Chicago Cubs during a press conference in Chicago, Monday, Dec. 15, 2014. Lester agreed to a $155 million, six-year contract with the Cubs at the winter meetings last week that set baseball records for largest signing bonus and biggest upfront payment. (AP Photo/Paul Beaty)

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  2. Pitcher Jon Lester speaks to the media while holding his son Hudson 4, after Lester was introduced as a member of the Chicago Cubs during a press conference in Chicago, Monday, Dec. 15, 2014. Lester agreed to a $155 million, six-year contract with the Cubs at the winter meetings last week that set baseball records for largest signing bonus and biggest upfront payment. Lester agreed to a $155 million, six-year contract with the Cubs at the winter meetings last week that set baseball records for largest signing bonus and biggest upfront payment. (AP Photo/Paul Beaty)

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    Pitcher Jon Lester center, listens as Chicago Cubs President of Baseball Operations Theo Epstein right, speaks to the media and Vice President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Jeb Hoyer left, looks on after Lester was introduced as a member of the Chicago Cubs during a press conference in Chicago, Monday, Dec. 15, 2014. (AP Photo/Paul Beaty)

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  3. Pitcher Jon Lester poses with his wife Farrah, and sons Hudson 4, right, and Walker 1, left, after being introduced as a member of the Chicago Cubs during a press conference in Chicago, Monday, Dec. 15, 2014. Lester agreed to a $155 million, six-year contract with the Cubs at the winter meetings last week that set baseball records for largest signing bonus and biggest upfront payment. (AP Photo/Paul Beaty)

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    President of Baseball Operations Theo Epstein right, smiles at Hudson Lester 4, center, as his father pitcher Jon Lester left, speaks to the media after being introduced as a member of the Chicago Cubs during a press conference in Chicago, Monday, Dec. 15, 2014. Lester agreed to a $155 million, six-year contract with the Cubs at the winter meetings last week that set baseball records for largest signing bonus and biggest upfront payment. (AP Photo/Paul Beaty)

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  4. Pitcher Jon Lester's father John left, and son Hudson 4, look on as Jon speaks to the media after being introduced as a member of the Chicago Cubs during a press conference in Chicago, Monday, Dec. 15, 2014. Lester agreed to a $155 million, six-year contract with the Cubs at the winter meetings last week that set baseball records for largest signing bonus and biggest upfront payment. (AP Photo/Paul Beaty)

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    President of Baseball Operations Theo Epstein speaks to the media as he introduces Pitcher Jon Lester as a member of the Chicago Cubs during a press conference in Chicago, Monday, Dec. 15, 2014. Lester agreed to a $155 million, six-year contract with the Cubs at the winter meetings last week that set baseball records for largest signing bonus and biggest upfront payment. (AP Photo/Paul Beaty)

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  5. Pitcher Jon Lester puts on a Chicago Cubs jersey and hat after being introduced as a member of the Chicago Cubs baseball team during a news conference in Chicago, Monday, Dec. 15, 2014. Lester agreed to a $155 million, six-year contract with the Cubs at the winter meetings last week that set baseball records for largest signing bonus and biggest upfront payment. (AP Photo/Paul Beaty)

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    Pitcher Jon Lester puts on a Chicago Cubs jersey and hat after being introduced as a member of the Chicago Cubs during a press conference in Chicago, Monday, Dec. 15, 2014.Lester agreed to a $155 million, six-year contract with the Cubs at the winter meetings last week that set baseball records for largest signing bonus and biggest upfront payment. (AP Photo/Paul Beaty)

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