Cubs Agree To One-Year, $9.5 Million Deal With Matt Garza To Avoid Arbitration

Friday February 3rd, 2012

The Chicago Cubs have agreed to a one-year, $9.5 million contract to avoid arbitration, according to a tweet from his agency.

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Garza, 28, posted a 10-10 record in his first season with the Cubs in 2011. He recorded a 3.32 ERA in 31 games for Chicago, while striking out 197 batters in 198 innings pitched. The club acquired the right-hander just last winter, and still have him under control through the 2013 season. There have been rumors this winter, however, that the club is looking to move Garza.

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