Left-hander Dario Alvarez, Cubs agree to 1-year contract

CHICAGO (AP) Left-hander Dario Alvarez and the Chicago Cubs agreed to a one-year contract.

The 28-year-old Dominican was 2-0 with a 2.76 ERA in 20 relief appearances with the Texas Rangers last season, striking out 17 in 16 1/3 innings.

Alvarez is 6-1 with a 5.06 ERA in 56 relief outings for the New York Mets (2014-15), Atlanta (2016) and Texas (2016-17).

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