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Source: Cubs, Villanueva close to deal
Villanueva, 29, spent the past two seasons as a swingman with the Toronto Blue Jays, contributing as both a starter and reliever.
Villanueva went 7-7 with a 4.16 ERA in 38 games last season, 5-7 with a 4.50 ERA in 16 starts. He missed most of August with a strained right forearm.
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