Kris Bryant Receives $10.85 Million Arbitration Settlement

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.

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