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Cubs ink southpaw Doubront to 1-year deal

Two sides avoid arbitration; contract worth $1.925 million

CHICAGO -- The Cubs avoided arbitration with Felix Doubront, signing the left-handed pitcher to a one-year, $1.925 million contract on Thursday.

Doubront was 2-1 with a 3.98 ERA in four starts with the Cubs, who acquired him from the Red Sox on July 30 for Minor League infielder Marco Hernandez. A candidate for the Cubs' rotation, Doubront was 2-4 with a 6.07 ERA in 17 games (10 starts) with Boston before the deal.

The Cubs have six arbitration-eligible players remaining, including Travis Wood, Luis Valbuena, Pedro Strop, Chris Coghlan, Jake Arrieta and Welington Castillo.

Hearings will take place from Feb. 1-21 if no settlement is reached before then. The deadline to exchange figures is Friday.

Carrie Muskat is a reporter for She writes a blog, Muskat Ramblings, and you can follow her on Twitter @CarrieMuskat.
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