Cubs, Jorge Soler reach deal

Updated: June 30, 2012, 9:19 PM ET
By Doug Padilla | ESPNChicago.com

CHICAGO -- Just two days before the deadline for international signings, the Chicago Cubs finally got the signature of Cuba's Jorge Soler on a nine-year, $30 million contract.

As of Monday, the maximum that can be given out for international signings is $2.9 million, per terms of the newest collective bargaining agreement. Soler's deal, which was agreed upon earlier this month, would have been null and void if it wasn't signed by Sunday.

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