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|Cubs Offer Arbitration to Ramirez, Pena
|CHICAGO (AP) -- The Chicago Cubs have offered salary arbitration to free agents Aramis Ramirez and Carlos Pena.
The players have until Nov. 30 to accept. If they decline and sign elsewhere, the Cubs would be entitled to compensatory picks in the amateur draft next June.
Ramirez's agent has already said his client will not return to the Cubs. The third baseman batted .306 last season with 26 homers and 93 RBIs.
Pena, who played under a one-year, $10 million deal last season, hit .225 with 28 homers and 80 RBIs while playing a stellar first base.
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