One-year deal for Jeff Samardzija?

Updated: January 16, 2013, 12:15 AM ET
By Bruce Levine | ESPNChicago.com

Although Jeff Samardzija is part of the Chicago Cubs' long-term plans, a long-term contract for the starting pitcher appears to be at least a year away.

According to a source with knowledge of talks between the Cubs and Samardzija, the two sides had brief conversations about a long-term deal in early December but decided that, for now, they will work on a one-year deal for 2013.

Samardzija filed for salary arbitration on Tuesday, along with 132 other major league players.That ...

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