#Cubs, Arrieta avoid hearing
The Cubs and NL Cy Young winner Jake Arrieta have reportedly reached an agreement on a one-year, $10.7 million contract, avoiding arbitration. Arrieta’s deal is a record one-year contract for a second-time arbitration eligible pitcher, topping the $10.1 million David Price received in 2013.
Arrieta and the Cubs were scheduled for an arbitration hearing on Tuesday. The right-hander had filed for $13 million, while the Cubs countered at $7.5 million. The difference was the largest of any arbitration case this year. The right-hander made $3.63 million in 2015.
The Associated Press first reported the settlement. As of early Saturday, the Cubs had not confirmed.