1/17 Cubs and Schierholtz
According to ESPN’s Jerry Crasnick, the Cubs have avoided arbitration with outfielder Nate Schierholtz, and signed him to a one-year $5 million contract. Schierholtz is coming off a strong season in which he set personal bests in home runs (21), doubles (32), at-bats (462) and RBIs (68). The outfielder made $2.25 million in 2013, and was projected to get $4.4 million in 2014.
— Carrie Muskat