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Cubs agree to terms with Jason Hammel on 1-year, $6 million deal

By Dayn Perry | Baseball Writer

Veteran Jason Hammel will be tossing for the North Siders this season. (USATSI)
Veteran Jason Hammel will be tossing for the North Siders this season. (USATSI)

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CBSSports.com's Jon Heyman confirms that the Cubs have agreed to a deal with right-hander Jason Hammel. Heyman adds that the one-year contract will pay Hammel $6 million for 2014 with the opportunity to make another $1 million in incentives.

Hammel, 31, pitched to a 4.97 ERA (85 ERA+) and 2.00 K/BB ratio in 139 1/3 innings for the Orioles last season. Of his 26 appearances, 23 were starts. He missed more than a month because of an elbow strain. For his career, Hammel owns an ERA+ of 94 across parts of eight major-league seasons.

Hammel may slot in at the back end of the Cubs' rotation, but it's worth noting that he does have 57 career relief appearances.

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