- Bruce Levine, Chicago baseball beat reporter
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By signing the contract, the sides avoid arbitration. Soto was arbitration-eligible for the first time. He made $575,000 in 2010.
Soto hit .280 with 17 home runs and 53 RBIs last season.
Bruce Levine covers baseball for ESPNChicago.com and ESPN 1000.
The Chicago Cubs and catcher Geovany Soto have agreed to a one-year, $3 million contract.