(CBS) The Cubs have avoided arbitration with two more players by agreeing to one-year deals with outfielder Chris Coghlan and catcher Welington Castillo, the Tribune's Marc Gonzales reported Friday morning.
Coghlan hit .283 with a .352 on-base percentage and nine homers and 41 RBIs in 125 games for the Cubs last season, his first in Chicago. Coghlan is expected to be a regular in the outfield for the Cubs. His deal was for $2.505 million.
Castillo hit .237 with a .296 on-base percentage and 13 homers and 46 RBIs in 110 games in 2014. His future is cloudy, as the Cubs traded for Miguel Montero this offseason. He's expected to be their everyday catcher. Chicago also signed catcher David Ross, who has a past history with Jon Lester, who the Cubs signed to be their ace.
Castillo's deal was for $2.1 million.
Pitchers Travis Wood, Jake Arrieta and Pedro Strop and infielder Luis Valbuena are the Cubs' remaining arbitration-eligible players.
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