Cubs sign suspended SS Addison Russell for below market value

Cubs sign suspended SS Addison Russell for below market value

That's an uptick over his $10.85-million salary in 2018, when he hit.272 with 13 homers and 52 RBIs in an injury-riddled season.

But Russell can make up to $600,000 in bonuses if he remains on the roster for 150 days. A player in good standing in Russell's situation would be due about $4.5 million for 2019.

Per insider Jon Heyman, Kyle Hendricks is locked in for 2019 on a $7.405 million deal.

He missed the final 11 games of the season on administrative leave as Major League Baseball concluded its investigation.

Epstein also said: "Before he can play another game in a Cubs uniform, we need to know that he's serious about self-improvement and he's grown to the point where he can represent the club well". Baez settled for $5.2 million in his first year of eligibility, a $4.6 million raise from 2018, when he finished second in National League Most Valuable Player voting.

The move was made to avoid arbitration for both sides and today at 12 p.m. CT was the deadline for new salaries for arbitration-eligible players including Cubs players Javier Baez, Kris Bryant, C.J. Edwards, Kyle Schwarber, Kyle Hendricks, and Mike Montgomery.

Montgomery, who made $611,250 a year ago, played a critical role in the Cubs' 95-win season when he left the bullpen to make a career-high 19 starts with a 3.69 ERA, filling in for the injured Yu Darvish and ineffective Tyler Chatwood. The Cubs signed Russell for $3.4 million, but he loses roughly one-sixth of that because of his suspension, which will last until early May. He hit.238 with 26 homers, 61 RBIs and an.823 OPS in 137 games last season.

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