The Cubs tendered offers to all of their arbitration-eligible players today except injured pitcher Neal Cotts, as expected.
Closer Carlos Marmol and shortstop Ryan Theriot, both first-time eligible players, headline the eight-man group and figure to get the biggest salary jumps over last season.
The others tendered offers: pitchers Tom Gorzelanny, Angel Guzman and Sean Marshall; catcher Koyie Hill; and infielders Mike Fontenot and Jeff Baker.
Players and arb players exchange salary figures next month. And proceed to arbitration hearings if unable to agree to terms before then. The Cubs haven't gone to a hearing with a player since Mark Grace in 1993.
The Cubs hope to re-sign Cotts -- who had Tommy John elbow surgery last season, when he made $1.1 million -- to a minor-league deal if he doesn't sign elsewhere.