2/20 Cubs win arb case vs. Theriot
The Cubs won their arbitration case with shortstop Ryan Theriot, and will pay him $2.6 million this season.
Theriot was seeking $3.4 million. The two sides had a hearing Friday in Tampa, Fla. This was the first time Theriot, 30, was arbitration eligible and the first time the Cubs had a hearing since 1993.
Theriot’s case was the last to be heard in Major League Baseball. The teams won the arbitration cases this year, 5-3.
Cubs general manager Jim Hendry had settled 36 straight arbitration cases since taking over, including seven this year. Carlos Marmol, Sean Marshall, Jeff Baker, Mike Fontenot, Koyie Hill, Angel Guzman and Tom Gorzelanny all reached agreements and avoided arbitration.
The Cubs now have a 4-2 record in arbitration cases. The team’s last hearing was in 1993 when Mark Grace filed for $4.1 million and the Cubs offered $3.1 million. The Cubs won that case.
— Carrie Muskat