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Cubs Agree to Deals with Five Players
CHICAGO (AP) -- The Cubs have agreed to one-year contracts that avoided salary arbitration with five of their eight eligible players.

Settling were infielders Jeff Baker ($975,000) and Mike Fontenot ($1 million), catcher Koyie Hill ($700,000), right-hander Angel Guzman ($825,000) and left-hander Tom Gorzelanny ($800,000).

Baker batted .305 with four homers and 21 RBI in 69 games with the Cubs last season following his July 2 acquisition from the Colorado Rockies.

Fontenot hit .236 with nine homers and 43 RBI in 135 games with Chicago in 2009.

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