Cubs, Samardzia agree to 1-year deal
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Chicago Cubs pitcher Jeff Samardzija and the team agreed Saturday to a one-year deal worth $5.345 million.
The Cubs entered the off-season with eight potential salary-arbitration cases. They emerged having settled them all.
On Saturday, the Cubs agreed on a one-year contract worth $5.345 million with Jeff Samardzija, their No. 1 starting pitcher. Samardzija, 29, had been seeking $6.2 million while the Cubs were offering $4.4 million.
Last season, Samardzija was the Cubs' opening-day starter. He went 8-13 with a 4.34 ERA, pitching a career-high 2132⁄3 innings. Even though he cannot become a free agent until after the 2015 season, his name has surfaced in trade rumors this winter.
Cubs management has said they envision Samardzija getting the ball again on Opening Day, March 31 at Pittsburgh.
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