Right-hander Jason Hammel has agreed to a $20-million, two-year contract to return to the Chicago Cubs, a person familiar with the negotiations told the Associated Press.
The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the agreement had not yet been announced. Hammel's deal includes a $12-million club option for 2017 with a $2-million buyout. If the option is exercised, the contract would be worth $30 million for three seasons.
Hammel, 32, was 8-5 with a 2.98 earned-run average in 17 starts for the Cubs before being traded to Oakland in July with pitcher Jeff Samardzija. He was 2-6 with a 4.26 ERA for the Athletics.