Cubs ink hurlers Edwin Jackson, Carlos Villanueva

4E Sports Staff

Chicago, IL, United States (4E Sports) – Chicago Cubs have signed starting pitcher Edwin Jackson to a four-year, $52 million deal Thursday.

Jackson, who went 10-11 with a 4.03 ERA in 31 starts with Washington last season, did not receive a qualifying offer from the Nationals this winter, allowing the Cubs to acquire the hurler without giving draft-pick compensation.

Jackson has a career slate of 70-71 with a 4.40 ERA, 168 strikeouts and 58 walks.

The Cubs also inked right-handed pitcher Carlos Villanueva on a two-year deal.

The 29-year-old Villanueva went 7-7 with a 4.16 ERA in 38 appearances (16 starts) with the Toronto Blue Jays in 2012.

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