Advertisement

Sports

News > Sports > Bryant gets $10.85M, record for 1st arbitration eligible

Bryant gets $10.85M, record for 1st arbitration eligible

CHICAGO (AP) — Kris Bryant has agreed to a $10.85 million, one-year deal with the Chicago Cubs, a record for a player eligible for arbitration for the first time.

The previous mark was held by Ryan Howard, who was awarded $10 million by a three-person panel in 2008, his first year of eligibility for arbitration. The Cubs and Bryant avoided arbitration, and the 26-year-old third baseman receives a hefty raise after making $1.05 million last year.

Bryant hit .295 with 29 home runs and 73 RBIs in 2017. The previous season, he earned National League MVP honors when he hit .292 with 39 homers and 102 RBIs. The Cubs won the World Series that year for the first time since 1908.

___

More AP baseball: https://apnews.com/tag/MLBbaseball

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Jim Johannson, the general manager of the U.S. Olympic men's hockey team, has died...
DETROIT (AP) — An indoor cycling track in Detroit is expected to draw bike riders from other cold-weather states...
NEW YORK (AP) — Errol Spence Jr. was even more dazzling in defending his title than he was while winning it...
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Jalen Hudson came off the bench to score 17 points, and Chris Chiozza, Keith Stone and...
DETROIT (AP) — A Michigan State University trustee is calling for the university president to resign over the...