Originally posted on The Sports Bank  |  Last updated 1/3/13
The Chicago Cubs and right-handed pitcher Edwin Jackson have agreed to terms on a four-year contract.  A Cubs source said that the deal is for $52 million; including an $8 million signing bonus with annual salaries of $11 million per year. Jackson, 29, has pitched all or part of the last 10 major league seasons with the Los Angeles Dodgers (2003-05), Tampa Bay (2006-08), Detroit (2009), Arizona (2010), the White Sox (2010-11), St. Louis (2011) and Washington (2012).  He has reached 31 or more starts in each of his last six seasons, has recorded double digits in wins in each of the last five seasons and has exceeded 180.0 innings pitched in each of the last five years, including three-straight seasons of 199.2 innings or more from 2009-11. A 2009 American League All-Star with the Tigers, Jackson went 45-41 with a 3.98 ERA in 128 appearances (127 starts) the last four seasons starting with that All-Star campaign.  A year after recording a career-high 14 wins with Tampa Bay in 2008, J...
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