Zambrano expects to sign one-year deal

Updated: February 19, 2007, 8:27 PM ET
Associated Press

MESA, Ariz. -- Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Carlos Zambrano said he expects to sign a one-year contract before Tuesday's scheduled arbitration hearing.

"I think it's 85 to 90 percent that we don't go to arbitration," Zambrano said Monday.

Zambrano caused a stir last week when he told WGN-TV he would leave as a free agent if he did not have a multiyear contract by Opening Day, but backed off that request.

He earned $6.5 million last season when he was 16-7 ...

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