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Carlos Marmol, Cubs agree

Updated: February 14, 2011, 6:58 PM ET
By Bruce Levine | ESPNChicago.com

MESA, Ariz. -- The Chicago Cubs and closer Carlos Marmol avoided an arbitration hearing by agreeing to a three-year, $20 million contract on Monday.

Marmol, whose arbitration hearing was scheduled for Tuesday, is scheduled to earn $3.2 million in 2011, $7 million in 2012 and $9.8 million in 2013. The deal also includes a limited no-trade clause, and $1 million of the $3.2 million owed to Marmol for the 2011 season will be paid as a bonus before the season, according to a source.

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