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CHICAGO (AP) — Kris Bryant has agreed to the $10. 85 million, one-year handle the Chicago Cubs, a record for the player eligible for arbitration for the first time.

The prior mark was held by Ryan Howard, who was awarded $10 million with a three-person panel in 2008, their first year of eligibility to get arbitration. The Cubs and Bryant avoided arbitration, and the 26-year-old 3rd baseman receives a hefty increase after making $1. 05 mil last year.

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

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