CHICAGO (AP) _ Terry Mulholland, a key pitcher in the Chicago Cubs’ run to a playoff spot this season, agreed Thursday to a $5.9 million, two-year contract.
Mulholland, a 35-year-old left-hander, was 6-5 with a 2.89 ERA last season in six starts and 64 relief appearances. He filed for free agency after the World Series.
He was 3-0 in his six starts with a 1.82 ERA and had three saves and a 3.48 ERA as a reliever.
Mulholland, who made $600,000 this season, gets a $750,000 signing bonus, $2.55 million in 1999 and $2.6 million in 2000.
He pitched seven strong innings to beat the Padres in mid-September and also allowed just one run in eight innings during a 5-2 victory at Milwaukee a week later. The Cubs won the NL wild card in a one-game playoff against San Francisco.
In addition to two stints with the Cubs, the 12-year veteran has pitched in the majors with the Giants, Phillies, Yankees and Mariners.
In 373 major league games, including 263 as a starter, he has gone 93-107 with a 4.20 ERA. He pitched a no-hitter in 1990 and was with the Phillies in the 1993 World Series.