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About that $5 million the Cubs supposedly agreed to give Chang-Yong Lim ... not even close, according to
sources. The Cubs signed the 36-year-old Korean reliever for a $100,000 bonus and minor-league salaries, which is a whole different scale than the way the deal was reported in Korea. The Cubs hope Lim can bounce back from Tommy John surgery to pitch late in 2013 but he'll have to earn his way to the big leagues. There are performance bonuses in the deal that could pay him above the big-league minimum in 2014, if he's part of Dale Sveum's bullpen, but he has to bounce back from injury and pitch effectively before that's a consideration.