Sports Report: Bryant sets 1st-year arbitration record with $10.85M deal

01:36  13 january  2018
01:36  13 january  2018 Source:   thescore.com

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Kris Bryant appears to have set a record for first - year arbitration -eligible players, agreeing to a one- year , $ 10 . 85 -million deal with the Chicago Cubs, reports Jesse Rogers of ESPN.

Kris Bryant appears to have set a record for first - year arbitration -eligible players, agreeing to a one- year , $ 10 . 85 -million deal with the Chicago Cubs, reports Jesse Rogers of ESPN.

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Kris Bryant appears to have set a record for first-year arbitration-eligible players, agreeing to a one-year, $10.85-million deal with the Chicago Cubs, reports Gordon Wittenmyer of the Chicago-Sun Times.

The 26-year-old, who won the National League MVP award in 2016, broke the previous record set by Ryan Howard in 2008 when he earned $10 million with the Philadelphia Phillies through arbitration.

Bryant hit .295/.409/.537 with 29 home runs, 38 doubles, and 73 RBIs for the Cubs last season.

Over his first three seasons, he owns a .288/.388/.527 slash line with 94 home runs and 274 RBIs. He was also named the NL Rookie of the Year in 2015.

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