Kris Bryant and the Cubs have reached a 1-year, $18.6 million deal and will avoid arbitration.  The deal was announced on Friday afternoon.

The third baseman’s grievance against Chicago is also expected to be resolved shortly. 

According to Bryant, he should have started the 2015 season with the Cubs instead of starting it in the minor leagues and being called up 10 days after the season started.

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The move by the Cubs made Bryant arbitration-eligible for another year, meaning he can’t become a free agent until after the 2021 season.

Bryant’s has come up in trade rumors all offseason and it will be interesting to see if he plays the entire season in Chicago this year.

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