Donaldson agrees to $23m deal with Toronto


Josh Donaldson and Kris Bryant cashed in with record arbitration-eligible contracts, leading a flurry of signings Friday, the final day arbitration-eligible players could agree with their teams. "The records on the field are way more important, because when you're doing that, you're helping the team. you get paid millions of dollars to do something you've loved since you were 4 years old". The 32-year-old, a three-time All-Star, topped the $21,625,000, one-year deal covering 2018 agreed to last May by outfielder Bryce Harper and Washington.

Wilson and the Cubs reached a one-year, $4.25-million deal, the Sun-Times reported Friday. I just feel so grateful and so honored to be with this team. Howard and Bryant both National League Rookie of the Year and MVP awards in their first two seasons in the majors.

During this first three big league seasons, Ryan has hit 98 homers to go along with his.288 batting average and on-base percentage of.388.

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Toronto's remaining arbitration eligible players are right-handers Marcus Stroman and Roberto Osuna.

Bryant hit.295 with 29 homers and 73 RBIs previous year, when he made $1.05 million. The Cubs won the NL Central but were eliminated in the NL Championship series by the Los Angeles Dodgers in five games.

Shortstop Addison Russell agreed to terms on a $3.2 million contract while infielder Tommy La Stella and pitchers Justin Wilson and Kyle Hendricks also came to terms. The Cubs re-signed a plethora of players before Friday's deadline.