According to Chicago Cubs beat writer Carrie Muskat, the team has agreed to terms with six arbitration-eligible players.
[Blake] DeWitt signed for $1.1 million; [Geovany] Soto $4.3 million; [Ian] Stewart $2.237 mill; [Jeff] Baker $1.375 mill; [Randy] Wells $2.705; [Chris] Volstad $2.655 million. #Cubs— Carrie Muskat (@CarrieMuskat) January 18, 2012
So the Cubs avoid arbitration proceedings with these players, but they have not yet come to terms with starting pitcher Matt Garza, who filed for a $10.225 million salary for the 2012 season. The Cubs' initial offer to Garza was for $7.95 million.
Garza, who has been the topic of some trade rumors during the offseason, is coming off perhaps his best season as a starter.
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