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Kris Bryant, Javier Baez Tendered Contracts by Cubs

Seven arbitration eligible players in total were tendered contracts



    Kris Bryant, Javier Baez Tendered Contracts by Cubs
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    Anthony Rizzo #44; Javier Baez #9 and Kris Bryant #17 celebrate after Baez scored the winning run on a wild pitch in the bottom of the 9th inning against the Cincinnati Reds at Wrigley Field on August 16, 2017 in Chicago, Illinois. The Cubs defeated the Reds 7-6. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

    The Chicago Cubs made waves with their decision to tender a contract to Addison Russell on Friday, but the team also made some house-keeping moves as well.

    The Cubs officially tendered contracts to a total of seven arbitration eligible players, including star infielders Kris Bryant and Javier Baez. The team also tendered a contract to outfielder Kyle Schwarber, starting pitchers Kyle Hendricks and Mike Montgomery, and reliever Carl Edwards Jr.

    The only arbitration-eligible player who was not tendered a contract with the Cubs was infielder Ronald Torreyes, who was acquired in a trade earlier this week. Non-arbitration eligible players Justin Hancock and Allen Webster were also not tendered contracts, making them free agents.

    With the flurry of moves, the Cubs’ 40-man roster now stands at 36 players.

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