The Chicago Cubs will be facing some tough arbitration decisions this winter, but they have settled with at least one player as reliever Justin Wilson has reportedly agreed to a new deal. The hot corner figures to be smoking Friday, Jan. 12, 2018, when players and team swap proposed salaries in arbitration. His salary went from $760,500 last year to a reported $4.125 million this year.
Donaldson is a three-time All-Star and victor of the 2015 AL MVP award.
Chicago Cubs player Kris Bryant, who is a former Rookie of the Year as well as National League MVP, was awarded a record settlement for first-time arbitration-eligible players. The Cubs won the World Series that year for the first time since 1908.
Donaldson and Bryant were among a few high-profile players to avoid arbitration and accept one-year packages.
The Chicago White Sox have agreed to a $13 million, one-year deal with slugger Jose Abreu.
Pitchers Lance McCullers Jr. and Brad Peacock and catcher Evan Gattis also reached one-year deals with the Astros.
Rockies outfielder Charlie Blackmon has worked out a $14 million pact, months after winning the NL batting championship. The 31-year-old center fielder hit.331 with 37 homers and 104 RBIs last year and made $7.3 million. Shortstop Addison Russell will get $3.2 million. For his career, he is 38-22 with 2.94 ERA with 507 strikeouts and 1.10 WHIP. Rendon batted.301 with 25 homers, 100 RBIs, 41 doubles, a.403 on-base percentage and.533 slugging percentage in 2017. He made $9.2 million.