Cubs avoid arbitration, sign Kris Bryant to one-year deal
|Friday, January 10, 2020, 12:52 PM- -|
Something has finally happened during the Cubs offseason that is newsworthy.
The Chicago Cubs have signed third baseman Kris Bryant to a one-year deal for $18.6 million to avoid arbitration for 2020 according to multiple reports.
MLBTR had a projection of $18.5 million for Bryant, so this is matched up very closely with what he could have gotten if they would have gone through arbitration.
In 2019, he had a salary of $12.9 million.
The 28-year old hit .283 with 31 homers, 108 runs, .903 OPS, and 77 RBIs in 147 games last season.
Other Cubs arbitration-eligible players include stars Javy Baez and Willson Contreras and others.
Update: Albert Almora Jr. was signed for $1.575 million for 2020.
Update 2: Kyle Ryan has signed for $975K for 2020.
Third baseman Kris Bryant and the Chicago Cubs have settled on a one-year, $18.6 million deal, a source familiar with the agreement tells ESPN.— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) January 10, 2020
The #Cubs will pay CF Albert Almora $1.575 million— Bob Nightengale (@BNightengale) January 10, 2020
The deadline has come and gone. Still awaiting word whether the Cubs exchanged figures or settled on a 2020 contract with any of the last four arb-eligibles: Baez, Contreras, Ryan and Schwarber. Stay tuned.— Jordan Bastian (@MLBastian) January 10, 2020