The Chicago Cubs sent Carlos Zambrano and $15 million to the Miami Marlins for Chris Volstad on Wednesday, and it appears that the Cubs will not have to pay Volstad's salary in 2012. According to this report from CSN Chicago, the Marlins have agreed to "send cash to the Cubs in the amount of money Chris Volstad receives via arbitration or an arbitration settlement."
The deal still cost Chicago a lot of money, but Theo Epstein deemed it important to deal Zambrano, who had burned a lot of bridges in the Cubs clubhouse and could have created additional issues down the road.
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