Cubs extend qualifying offers to Jake Arrieta, Wade Davis

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Monday, November 6, 2017

CHICAGO -- The Chicago Cubs have extended qualifying offers to pitchers Jake Arrieta and Wade Davis, ensuring that the Cubs will receive draft-pick compensation if the players sign with other teams.

Chicago also claimed right-hander Cory Mazzoni off waivers from the San Diego Padres on Monday. Outfielder Leonys Martin was assigned to Triple-A Iowa, and the Cubs selected pitcher Matt Carasiti's contract from their top farm club.

Arrieta, who won the NL Cy Young Award in 2015, went 14-10 with a 3.53 ERA in 30 starts this year.

Davis, who was acquired in a trade with Kansas City in December, had 32 saves with the Cubs and was an All-Star for the third straight season.

Arrieta and Davis have until Nov. 16 to decide on their $17.4 million, one-year qualifying offers. Both players are expected to decline the proposals.