Carlos Zambrano Trade Details: New Marlin Forced To Give Back Salary To Cubs

Now, that starting pitcher Carlos Zambrano has been traded from the Chicago Cubs to the Miami Marlins for pitcher Chris Volstad and some cash, FoxSports.com's Ken Rosenthal is slowly leaking out more details of the deal via Twitter.

According to Rosenthal, Zambrano, 30, had to waive his no-trade clause and his $19.25 million option for 2013 that would have kicked in if he finished in the top four of the CY Young vote. Zambrano also needed to give back 24 days worth of salary from his 30-game suspension that he served during the summer after he reportedly retired after a bad outing.

There's a bit of incentive for Zambrano to do well for the Marlins, who will pay the right-hander $100,000 bonus if he wins Comeback Player of the Year in 20012. What also could help Miami is that fact that Zambrano is a free agent after next season.

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