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Cubs, Travis Wood avoid arbitration

Jan 24, 2014, 10:47 AM EST

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Left-hander Travis Wood and the Cubs have avoided arbitration with a one-year, $3.9 million deal, according to Patrick Mooney of

Wood was a big bright spot for the Cubs last season, throwing 200 innings with a 3.11 ERA after coming into the year with a 4.22 ERA in 365 innings through age 25.

Around midseason Wood talked about wanting to sign a long-term deal to remain in Chicago, but the Cubs might be hesitant to buy high on a mid-rotation starter and they already control him through 2016 anyway.

  1. Francisco (FC) - Jan 24, 2014 at 10:50 AM

    Cubs got Wood!

  2. whocares44 - Jan 24, 2014 at 12:11 PM

    In English.. The Cubs got nothing.. And still have nothing..
    Last place again in 2014….

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