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13 January 2018, 05:32 | Andy Ferguson
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The Cubs and third baseman Kris Bryant reportedly reached a deal to give Bryant a record $10.85 million as a first-year arbitration-eligible player and avoid an arbitration hearing, reports the Chicago Sun-Times.
Wilson was under control for 2018 at $2.7 million but the Cubs have decided agreed to pay him $4.25 million so they could avoid an arbitration case according to multiple reports. Bryant's contract edges out the previous record holder - Phillies legend Ryan Howard - by $850,000. As a whole last season, which was split between the Cubs and Tigers, the seasoned southpaw tallied a 3.41 ERA, 80 strikeouts and 35 walks. During the 2017 season, Bryant hit for a career-best.295 batting average and a total of 29 home runs and 73 RBIs.
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