sources: jason hammel is close to a deal to return to the chicago cubs
— Jon Heyman (@JonHeymanCBS) December 8, 2014
Hammel, 32, had a 2.98 ERA in Chicago before he was acquired by the Oakland Athletics in 2014. He signed with Chicago for $6 million in the previous offseason. Hammel had a 4.26 ERA with Oakland in 67.2 innings pitched before giving up the season-ending hit to Salvador Perez in the American League Wild Card game.