MESA, Ariz. (AP) The Chicago Cubs have agreed to a minor league contract with former Milwaukee Brewers and Cincinnati Reds pitcher Manny Parra.

General manager Jed Hoyer confirmed the move on Monday, saying the Cubs ''have always thought highly'' of Parra.

The 33-year-old left-hander spent the past three seasons with Cincinnati after playing his first five in Milwaukee. He has pitched out of the bullpen the past four years.

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Parra was 1-2 with a 3.90 ERA in 40 appearances for the Reds last season. He is 29-41 with a 4.90 ERA in 74 starts and 28 relief appearances in his big league career.