Posted: Friday January 18, 2013 6:08 PM

Cubs, Samardzija reach one-year deal

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CHICAGO (AP) - Pitchers Jeff Samardzija and James Russell have agreed to one-year contracts with the Chicago Cubs and avoided arbitration.

The deals were announced Friday.

Samardzija's salary is $2.64 million and he could earn an additional $125,000 in performance bonuses. Russell is set to earn $1.075 million next season.

 
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