<H1 class=storyTitle>Zambrano deal for five years, $90 million in Chicago</H1>
ESPN.com news services
Updated: August 17, 2007, 10:08 AM ET
CHICAGO -- Chicago Cubs right-handed pitcher Carlos Zambrano isn't going anywhere.
Zambrano has signed a five-year contract extension valued at $90 million, ESPN Radio 1000 is reporting.
Zambrano and the Cubs have been negotiating since the beginning of the season, but the impending sale of the team by the Tribune Company put the deal on hold. Zambrano has had a solid season, and the value of the deal is approximate $10 million more than it would have been in April.
Smart deal both ways, Zambrano gets another big payday in 5 years, and the Cubbies hang on to him.