Cubs pitcher signs record multiyear deal
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).