From the Wire … Marmol Avoids Arbitration

According to a report from ESPN Chicago, the Cubs avoided arbitration with Carlos Marmol on Thursday morning. The two sides agreed on a one-year deal worth $2.125 million.

Marmol in his first year of arbitration was seeking $2.5 million and the Cubs offered $1.75 million.

Ryan Theriot is the last of the eight arbitration eligible players that has not agreed to terms on a contract for 2010. Theriot appears headed for an arbitration hearing … scheduled for some time between February 8 and February 20 in St. Petersburg.

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