Suspended Russell, Cubs agree at $3.4M, $200,000 raise #200_000

Suspended Russell, Cubs agree at $3.4M, $200,000 raise #200_000

January 12, 2019 0 By NewsTakers

Russell and the Cubs have agreed to a $3.4 million, one-year contract, a relatively small $200,000 raise for a player whose relationship with the team appeared strained after a domestic violence suspension.
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CHICAGO (AP) — Suspended shortstop Addison Russell and the Chicago Cubs agreed Friday to a $3.4 million, one-year contract, a relatively small $200,000 raise for a player whose relationship with the team appeared strained after a domestic violence suspension.
He missed the final 11 regular-season games plus the wild-card playoff loss and will be eligible to return May 3, barring postponements.
He can earn an additional $600,000 in roster bonuses based on days on the active roster: $100,000 each for 30, 60, 90 and 120, and $200,000 for 150.
Kris Bryant agreed to a $12.9 million, one-year deal, a raise from $10.85 million.
But a wild-card loss to Colorado was unsatisfying after three straight trips to the NL Championship Series and a drought-busting World Series championship in 2016.
Baez – the MVP runner-up to Milwaukee’s Christian Yelich – set career-highs with a .290 batting average, 34 homers and a league-leading 110 RBIs.
Hendricks finished 14-11 with a 3.44 ERA.
The right-hander was 8-2 with a 2.51 ERA in his final 12 outings.

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