BREAKING: Cubs Avoid Arbitration With Kyle Schwarber

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Today is the day teams have to avoid going to arbitration with their players and agree to one-year deals. The Chicago Cubs have already done that with one of their top starters, ​Kyle Hendricks, and ​they were able to agree to terms with outfield slugger​ Kyle Schwarber.

According to Bob Nightengale of USA Today, Schwarber and the Cubs have agree to a one-year, $3.39 million deal.


This is a nice raise for Schwarber, who only made $604,500 last year. He’ll continue to be under club control through the 2021 season.

The 25-year-old is coming off a serviceable 2018 season in which he slashed .238/.356/.467 with 26 home runs and 61 RBI. The consistency from a contact standpoint is still not there, but the power remains legit, as he’s had back-to-back seasons of 25-plus home runs.


​​Chicago has Hendricks and Schwarber taken care of, but they still have to reach agreements with Kris Bryant, Javy Baez,…

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