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Cubs, Samardzija Reach One-Year Deal

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Jeff Samardzija #29 of the Chicago Cubs pitches against the Pittsburgh Pirates during the game on July 23, 2012 at PNC Park in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

Jeff Samardzija #29 of the Chicago Cubs pitches against the Pittsburgh Pirates during the game on July 23, 2012 at PNC Park in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

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CHICAGO (AP) — Pitchers Jeff Samardzija and James Russell have agreed to one-year contracts with the Chicago Cubs and avoided arbitration.

The deals were announced Friday.

Samardzija’s salary is $2.64 million and he could earn an additional $125,000 in performance bonuses. Russell is set to earn $1.075 million next season.

 

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