Edwin Jackson close to four-year, $52M deal with Cubs

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Thursday December 20th, 2012

Edwin Jackson is on the verge of signing a four-year, $52 million deal with the Cubs. (Patrick McDermott/Getty Images) Edwin Jackson is on the verge of signing a four-year, $52 million deal with the Cubs. (Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)

Washington Nationals free agent pitcher Edwin Jackson is closing in on a four-year, $52 million deal with the Chicago Cubs, according to Buster Olney of ESPN.

The Nationals failed to make him a qualifying offer of one-year, $13.3 million this offseason after signing him to a one-year deal worth $11 million in February. Instead, the team gave a deal to Dan Haren, who signed a one-year deal for $13 million. Had Washington gone ahead with the qualifying offer for Jackson, 29, the team would've guaranteed itself a first round draft pick should he ultimately sign elsewhere.

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