Cubs sign pitchers Samardzija, Russell

January, 18, 2013
1/18/13
4:37
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Levine By Bruce Levine
ESPNChicago.com
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CHICAGO -- The Chicago Cubs avoided arbitration with Jeff Samardzija and James Russell, agreeing to one-year deals with each of the pitchers on Friday.

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Bruce Levine has covered sports in Chicago for over 28 years and hosts "Talkin' Baseball," heard Saturday mornings on ESPN 1000.

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TEAM LEADERS

BA LEADER
Anthony Rizzo
BA HR RBI R
.280 20 49 59
OTHER LEADERS
HRA. Rizzo 20
RBIS. Castro 51
RA. Rizzo 59
OPSA. Rizzo .899
WJ. Hammel 8
ERAJ. Samardzija 2.83
SOJ. Hammel 104