According to Paul Sullivan of the Chicago Tribune, Baez will make $5.2 million next season after reaching a settlement prior to Friday’s arbitration filing deadline. That amount will represent a raise of $4.6 million for the infielder, who was the runner-up in National League MVP voting last season.
As for Bryant, the third baseman will make just under $13 million next season, getting a pay raise of $2 million. Bryant is still under Cubs control through the end of the 2021 season, but will be hoping to bounce back after an injury-plagued 2018 campaign.
Earlier Friday, five other Cubs players received settlements from the team, meaning that no Cubs players will have to exchange arbitration numbers with the club.