Cubs make decision on Kris Bryant, Kyle Schwarber, Albert Almora, more
|Wednesday, December 2, 2020, 8:20 PM-|
CHICAGO -- The Chicago Cubs today announced the following roster moves for Wednesday, December 2, in conjunction with today's deadline to tender/non-tender 2021 contracts for unsigned players on their 40-man roster.
The Cubs have agreed to terms on 2021 contracts with right-handed pitchers Colin Rea and Dan Winkler and left-handed pitcher Kyle Ryan, thus avoiding salary arbitration with all three. Terms of the deals were not disclosed.
Five arbitration-eligible players have been tendered 2021 contracts: infielders Javier Baez and Kris Bryant; outfielder Ian Happ; and catchers Victor Caratini and Willson Contreras. Overall, a total of 24 players from the Cubs 40-man roster were tendered 2021 contracts today - the five arbitration eligible players listed above and 19 players not yet eligible for arbitration.
The Cubs non-tendered four arbitration-eligible players: outfielders Albert Almora Jr. and Kyle Schwarber; infielder Jose Martinez; and right-handed Ryan Tepera.
The Cubs 40-man roster now stands at 34 players.
Jed Hoyer on Schwarber: "It was a hard conversation. I called Kyle. We'll definitely keep the door open. We'll continue to talk about ways to bring him back....We had a good conversation. He's a legend. No question about that."— Jesse Rogers (@JesseRogersESPN) December 3, 2020
Hoyer on Schwarber: "I don’t think he was surprised, with that being out there as a possibility. I don’t think he was blindsided. Obviously, he was disappointed." ... "I don't think the door is closed (regarding a re-signing)."— Mark Gonzales (@MDGonzales) December 3, 2020
Cubs deals for the three arb-eligible pitchers who agreed to terms today:— Gordon Wittenmyer (@GDubCub) December 3, 2020
Ryan (split) 800k MLB/250k MiLB