Cubs Place Ex-Red Sox Closer Craig Kimbel On IL With Elbow Inflammation

Craig Kimbrel is heading to the injured list.

Chicago Cubs president of baseball operations Theo Epstein announced Thursday that the ex-Boston Red Sox closer has been placed on the injured list with inflammation in his right elbow, according to ESPN’s Jesse Rogers. The 31-year-old felt something during his appearance Sunday, which led to an MRI that showed no structural damage, per Rogers.

Kimbrel agreed to a three-year deal with the Cubs in June after a lengthy free agency.

The seven-time All-Star has converted 13 of 15 save opportunities in Chicago with a 5.68 ERA in 21 appearances. In three seasons with the Red Sox, Kimbrel posted a 2.44 ERA.

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