Source: Cubs’ Kris Bryant gets $10.85M, most for first-time arbitration-eligible player - http://allcharts.co.za |January 12, 2018 9:55 pm
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CHICAGO — Former Rookie of the Year and MVP Kris Bryant received a record settlement for a first-time arbitration-eligible player on Friday as he agreed to a one-year, $10.85 million deal with the Chicago Cubs, avoiding arbitration, according to a source familiar with the situation.
The previous record was set by Ryan Howard, who received $10 million from the Philadelphia Phillies in 2008.
Bryant, 26, is one of three players, along with Buster Posey and Howard to win both the Rookie of the Year and MVP before becoming arbitration eligible.
Teammate Addison Russell also agreed to terms for 2018, receiving a contract for $3.2 million.
The Cubs settled with three other players on Friday who were arbitration eligible: pitchers Kyle Hendricks ($4.175 million) and Justin Wilson ($4.25 million) along with infielder Tommy La Stella ($950,000).
Pitcher Justin Grimm remains the only unsigned arbitration-eligible player.