NPB Tracker data on the new pitcher. Kind of a fun velocity chart.
Some confirmation that it's a two-year deal:
Lim, 36, left for the U.S. Thursday to sign the two-year contract. He said the deal is a split contract worth up to US$5 million, with different salary rates for the time he spends in the majors compared to while he is in the minors.
"The Cubs expect to see me back on the field in 2014, rather than next year," Lim said. "Once the deal is signed, I will move to Arizona, where the Cubs operate a rehab center. My goal is to continue to rehab and get back on the mound by mid to late season next year."
Park Yoo-hyun, Lim's agent, said the Cubs have been the most "active" suitor of Lim since September and the team laid out detailed plans to help Lim's rehab. He also said other teams had offered more money than the Cubs, but the Chicago team said it would put a Korean interpreter and Lim's personal trainer on the payroll.