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Cubs non-tender Ian Stewart

Ian Stewart walks off field afer striking out against Brewers. (Scott Boehm/Getty Images)

Ian Stewart walks off the field afer striking out against the Brewers. (Scott Boehm/Getty Images)

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Updated: November 30, 2012 11:32PM

The Cubs tendered contracts to four arbitration-eligible players: right-handed pitchers Matt Garza and Jeff Samardzija, left-handed pitcher James Russell and infielder Luis Valbuena.

Three players were non-tendered: third baseman Ian Stewart and right-handed pitchers Zach Putnam and Jaye Chapman. Putnam and Chapman were not eligible for arbitration. The Cubs hope to bring Stewart back.

Right-handed pitcher Casey Coleman cleared waivers and was assigned to Class AAA Iowa.

The Cubs’ 40-man roster stands at 37.

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