According to multiple reports, the Cubs avoided arbitration with Sean Marshall on Tuesday. Marshall and the Cubs agreed to a two-year deal, which would buy out his last two years of arbitration eligibility.
Marshall signed a two-year deal worth $4.7 million. Marshall will earn $1.6 in 2011 and $3.1 million in 2012. Carlos Marmol is the only arbitration eligible player left unsigned. According to a report from the Tribune, the Cubs and Marmol are working on a multi-year deal.
The Cubs also avoided arbitration with Tom Gorzelanny before trading him to the Nationals on Monday … the trade has not been officially announced. The Nationals will pay Gorzelanny $2.1 million in 2011.
The Cubs have avoided arbitration with Jeff Baker ($1.175 million), Koyie Hill ($850,000), Geovany Soto ($3 million), Matt Garza ($5.95 million) and Sean Marshall ($1.6 million in 2011, $3.1 million in 2012) this winter.
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