Cubs pitcher signs record mul­ti­year deal

The Covington News - - Sports -

CHICAGO — Car­los Zam­brano and the Chicago Cubs agreed to a $91.5 mil­lion, fiveyear con­tract ex­ten­sion that fea­tures a 2013 op­tion that could make the deal worth $110.75 mil­lion over six sea­sons.

The 26-year-old righty, a two-time All-Star, is 14-9 with a 3.86 ERA this sea­son and 7851 in his big league ca­reer. His deal’s $18.3 mil­lion av­er­age an­nual value is the high­est for a pitcher with a mul­ti­year con­tract and No. 5 over­all be­hind Roger Cle­mens ($28 mil­lion), Alex Ro­driguez ($25.2 mil­lion), Manny Ramirez ($20 mil­lion) and Derek Jeter ($18.9 mil­lion).

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