Zambrano, Cubs avoid arbitration

Zambrano, Cubs avoid arbitration

The Cubs have settled all their arbitration cases, reaching terms with pitcher Carlos Zambrano on a one-year, $6.5 million contract on Saturday.

The right-hander, who had a hearing scheduled for Feb. 18, had filed for $7.2 million, while the Cubs offered $6 million.

Zambrano posted a 14-6 record with a 3.26 ERA in 33 starts last season. The 25-year-old is 48-35 lifetime with a 3.26 ERA over parts of five seasons with the Cubs.