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Cubs Reach Agreement With Edwin Jackson: Four Years $52 Million

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The Cubs will be the eighth team Jackson has played for in his MLB career

The Chicago Cubs reached an agreement with free-agent right-hander Edwin Jackson on a four-year deal worth $52 million.

After signing a one-year deal worth $11 million with Washington, Jackson was 10-11 with a 4.03 ERA in 31 starts (189 2/3 innings)  in 2012.

The Nationals declined to make Jackson a qualifying offer of one year, and $13.3 million this off-season.

Had they done so Washington would’ve guaranteed itself a first round draft pick if he signed elsewhere.

Instead the Nationals reached an agreement with Dan Haren on a one-year deal for $13 million.

Jackson pitched a no-hitter in 2010 while a member of the Arizona Diamondbacks and is known as a durable starter in the major leagues having made 31 starts in 2012 and 2011, 32 in 2010 and 33 and 2009.

Jackson has pitched for seven teams in his 10 year big-league career.

After losing out on signing Anibal Sanchez to the Detroit Tigers, the Cubs have now signed Carlos Villanueva and Jackson to join  Matt GarzaJeff Samardzija, and Travis Wood in the Cubs rotation.

Scott Feldman and Scott Baker are expected to compete for a spot in the rotation as well, although Baker is coming off of arm surgery and may not be ready until mid-May.

 

Don is a lifelong baseball fan and loves to look inside the game for stories not everyone sees. He served as a Tampa Bay Rays correspondent for ESPN Fantasy Baseball. His style has been described as direct , and he wont likely change.