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Cubs questions entering camp: Can Craig Kimbrel bounce back in 2020?

NBC Sports Chicago is evaluating some of the most pressing Cubs questions entering spring training. Next up: Can closer Craig Kimbrel bounce back in 2020?

Signing closer Craig Kimbrel looked like a no-brainer for the Cubs last season.

Locked in a free agent impasse, Kimbrel remained available into June, when the draft and bonus pool penalties attached to him were lifted. Meanwhile — with Brandon Morrow and Pedro Strop on the mend — the Cubs bullpen suffered numerous early season meldowns.

Morrow and Strop being on the shelf isn't the sole reason the bullpen struggled.