The Chicago Cubs are expected to tender contracts to all but one of their arbitration-eligible players. The lone exception is Neal Cotts whom they plan on re-signing anyway. Cotts missed a good chunk of the 2009 MLB schedule following Tommy John surgery on his left throwing elbow at the beginning of July. He and his family moved to Arizona so that he could begin his rehab work in earnest.
The players that the Cubs will offer contracts to include – – 2nd base men Jeff Baker and Mike Fontenot; shortstop Ryan Theriot; catcher Koyie Hill; and pitchers Carlos Marmol, Angel Guzman, Tom Gorzelanny and Sean Marshall.
The Cubs have not gone to arbitration with a player since they won a case against Mark Grace back in 1993.