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Cubs, Motte finalize $4.5 million, 1-year contract

CHICAGO (AP) Reliever Jason Motte and the Chicago Cubs have finalized a $4.5 million, one-year contract that allows the former St. Louis closer to earn $2.5 million more in performance bonuses.

Motte was one of baseball's top closers in 2012, when he had 42 saves in 49 chances and helped St. Louis reach the NL championship series. The right-hander had elbow-ligament replacement surgery in May 2013 and missed the season. He returned last season and went 1-0 with a 4.68 ERA in 29 games.

Motte is eligible for up to $2.5 million of $3 million in available performance bonuses under Friday's deal, including $250,000 each for 60 and 65 games pitched. He would earn $250,000 for 50 games finished and each additional game finished through 59.

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Leaders
AVG: S. Castro.292
HR: A. Rizzo32
RBI: A. Rizzo78
SB: A. Alcantara8
W: J. Arrieta10
ERA: T. Wood5.03
Saves: H. Rondon29
K: J. Arrieta167
NL Central
TeamWLPctGB
X-St. Louis 9072.556-
Y-Pittsburgh 8874.5432
Milwaukee 8280.5068
Cincinnati 7686.46914
Chi Cubs 7389.45117
Full Standings
General Batting (Rank)
AVG: .239 (27)
Runs: 614 (26)
Hits: 1315 (27)
Home Runs: 157 (5)
Stolen Bases: 65 (24)
OBP: .300 (28)
SLG: .385 (14)
Total Bases: 2118 (14)
General Pitching (Rank)
Earned Run Average: 3.91 (21)
Runs Allowed: 707 (23)
Saves: 37 (23)
Strikeouts: 1311 (7)
OpBA: .252 (19)
OBP: .318 (19)
SLG: .376 (10)
Run Support: 3.78 (26)
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
12/19 R. Lavarnway Acquired Off Waivers Los Angeles
12/19 J. Motte Signed as Free Agent ( 2015)(one-year contract)
12/19 S. Peterson Acquired Off Waivers Oakland
12/19 D. Roach Designated for Assignment
12/19 L. Watkins Designated for Assignment
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Injuries
Date Player Status
9/16 A. Alcantara Right wrist soreness (day-to-day)
9/2 S. Castro Left ankle sprain - out 4-6 weeks (day-to-day)
8/27 R. Sweeney off 60-day DL
8/26 A. Rizzo Left game - lower back tightness (day-to-day)
8/23 J. Ruggiano off 60-day DL
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