Cubs Ink Hurlers Edwin Jackson and Carlos Villanueva
The Chicago Cubs have signed starting pitcher Edwin Jackson to a four-year, $52 million deal.
Jackson, who went 10-11 with a 4.03 ERA in 31 starts with Washington last season, did not receive a qualifying offer from the Nationals this winter, allowing the Cubs to acquire the hurler without giving draft-pick compensation.
Jackson has a career slate of 70-71 with a 4.40 ERA, 168 strikeouts and 58 walks.
The Cubs also inked right-handed pitcher Carlos Villanueva on a two-year deal.
The 29-year-old Villanueva went 7-7 with a 4.16 ERA in 38 appearances (16 starts) with the Toronto Blue Jays in 2012.
Chicago Tribune sports columnist Steve Rosenbloom on the Cubs signing two 29-year-old pitchers for the upcoming season
Real reason for Cubs' free-agent pursuit
- Nick Swisher Agrees to Four-Year Pact with Tribe
- Pirates Ink Pitcher Nelson Liriano to Two-Year, $14M Deal
- Cubs Ink Hurlers Edwin Jackson and Carlos Villanueva
- Rangers Sign Catcher A.J. Pierzynski to One-Year Deal
- Mariners Trade Jason Vargas to Angels for Kendrys Morales
- Indians Interested in Free-Agent Outfielder Nick Swisher
- Red Sox Sign Shortstop Stephen Drew to One-Year Deal
- R.A. Dickey Agrees to Contract Extension with Blue Jays
- Twins Sign Mike Pelfrey to One-Year Deal
- Mets Looking to Trade Pitcher R.A. Dickey to Blue Jays
- Ichiro Agrees to 'Smaller' $13M Deal with Yankees
- Tigers and Anibal Sanchez Agree to Five-Year Deal
- Angels Sign Josh Hamilton to Five-Year, $125M Pact
- Yankees Closer Mo Rivera Says He'll Be Ready for Opening Day
- Indians Send Choo to Reds, Get Bauer from D-backs
- Yankees Sign Kevin Youkilis; Ichiro Expected to Re-Sign
- R.A. Dickey to Turn Free Agent If Mets Don't Sign Him to Extension
- Greinke Finds New Home with Dodgers, Inks $147M Six-Year Deal
- Rays Trade Shields to Royals for Prospect Wil Myers
- A-Rod Hopes for Productive Season Upon Return from Surgery
- Dodgers Sign Korean Pitching Ace Ryu
- Rangers Designated Hitter Michael Young Accepts Trade to Phillies
- Pitcher Brandon McCarthy to Join D-Backs
- James Loney Happy to Play for Rays Next Season
- Gardner Avoids Arbitration, Agrees to One-Year Deal with Yankees
- Yankees Targeting Kevin Youkilis
- Why the Mets Should Keep Jon Niese and R.A. Dickey
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