Chicago native Floyd signs with Cubs

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CHICAGO -- Cliff Floyd can't wait to enjoy his mother's home cooking on a regular basis.​

The Cubs completed their free agent acquisitions Wednesday, signing Floyd to a one-year, $3 million incentive-loaded contract with a mutual option for 2008. It's a homecoming for the outfielder, a Chicago native who was a three-sport star in baseball, football and basketball at Thornwood High School in South Holland, Ill.
"It's been a dream of mine for a long time," Floyd said about playing for the Cubs. "I wished I would've been drafted by them. My family's been behind me in every decision I've made, but they were definitely hoping this opportunity would present itself. I look forward to coming home and playing." When Floyd was growing up, he would dash home after school to watch the Cubs' day games on television.

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