Cubs agree with Farnsworth, Patterson

Updated: January 18, 2005, 7:45 PM ET
Associated Press

CHICAGO -- The Chicago Cubs agreed to a $12 million, three-year contract Tuesday with catcher Michael Barrett and one-year deals with center fielder Corey Patterson and reliever Kyle Farnsworth.

The Cubs avoided arbitration with all three. Farnsworth got a raise from $1.4 million to $1,975,000. Patterson, who made $480,000 last season, received an increase to $2.8 million.

Barrett, who made $1.55 million last season, had asked for $3.9 million in arbitration while the Cubs offered ...

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