(670 The Score) Right-hander Kyle Hendricks and the Cubs have avoided arbitration by agreeing to a $7.405-million salary figure for the 2019 season, according to Patrick Mooney of the Athletic.
Hendricks, 29, has been a rock in the Cubs’ rotation for the past five years, with a career 3.07 ERA. He was 14-11 with a 3.44 ERA and 1.15 WHIP in 199 innings across 33 starts in 2018.
Hendricks is under team control through 2020.
The Cubs have a bevy of arbitration-eligible players. Beyond Hendricks, third baseman Kris Bryant, infielder Javier Baez, shortstop Addison Russell, outfielder Kyle Schwarber, left-hander Mike Montgomery and reliever C.J. Edwards are all arbitration-eligible.
Teams and players have until Friday at noon to reach agreements on 2019 salary figures. If they don’t, they’ll have to exchange figures that can be used at a hearing with three arbiters deciding the fate.