Cubs agree to 1-year deals with Hammel, McDonald
The Cubs announced the deals on Thursday. Hammel is set to earn $6 million next season while McDonald, whose deal is not guaranteed, is due $1 million plus performance bonuses.
The 6-foot-6 Hammel was Baltimore's opening day starter last season but went 7-8 with a 4.97 ERA in 26 appearances -- 23 starts. He had a 3.43 ERA in 20 starts in 2012 -- his first year with the Orioles.
Shoulder problems limited McDonald to six starts with Pittsburgh a year ago.
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