The Cubs signed five of their eight arbitration eligible players on Tuesday.
Jeff Baker, Mike Fontenot, Angel Guzman, Tom Gorzelanny and Koyie Hill all agreed to one-year contracts. Ryan Theriot, Carlos Marmol and Sean Marshall did not avoid arbitration by Tuesday’s deadline. All three players filed for salary arbitration.
Updated – 4:39pm CST – With Arbitration Figures for Ryan Theriot, Sean Marshall and Carlos Marmol Mike Fontenot will earn $1 million in 2010 the highest of the five. Angel Guzman ($825,000), Jeff Baker ($975,000), Koyie Hill ($700,000) and Tom Gorzelanny ($800,000) all received nice raises.
Sean Marshall, Ryan Theriot and Carlos Marmol will go to arbitration but can sign before the hearings. Arbitration hearings are scheduled from February 1 – February 21.
Speculation is Carlos Marmol and Ryan Theriot could each make as much as $3 million in their first year of arbitration eligibility.
The Cubs have not gone to an arbitration hearing since 1993, Mark Grace. Jim Hendry avoided the ordeal with Carlos Zambrano a few years back as the two sides agreed to a one-year deal before entering the room.
Update – 4:39pm CST – Here are the arbitration figures according to Carrie Muskat on Twitter:
- Carlos Marmol – $2.5 million – Cubs offered $1.75 million
- Sean Marshall – $1.175 million – Cubs offered $800,000
- Ryan Theriot – $3.4 million – Cubs offered – $2.6 million