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Chicago Cubs Agree To One Year Deal With Jake Arrieta, Avoiding Arbitration


The defending NL CY Young winner will be spending next year in Chicago at the very least.  Cubs ace Jake Arrieta has agreed to a one-year, $10.7 million contract league sources indicate. The deal will prevent both parties from entering arbitration.

Arrieta, who turns 30 in March, had a breakout season last year, helping the Cubs to the National League wild card. He won the NL Cy Young Award after going 22-6 with a 1.77 ERA, easily cruising past most of his previous career highs. The Cubs’ July 2013 trade for Arrieta was a key moment in their move from the bottom of the NL Central to 97 wins last season and a spot in the NL Championship Series, where they were swept by the New York Mets.

Arrieta, who made $3.63 million in 2015, will make $7 million more this season as a result.