Adding to that list is shortstop Addison Russell, who according to Bob Nightengale of USA Today has sealed a one-year, $3.4 million deal.
Nightengale also forked out that Russell can make $600,000 in bonuses if he’s on a register for 150 days, that is not a pledge deliberation his off-the-field issues, that includes domestic assault allegations.
The Cubs also staid with right-handed pitcher Carl Edwards Jr. on a one-year, $1.5 million deal according to Patrick Mooney of The Athletic.
Source: The Cubs and reliever Carl Edwards Jr. have staid on a one-year, $1.5 million contract, avoiding arbitration.
— Patrick Mooney (@PJ_Mooney) January 11, 2019
Edwards continued his value out of a Cubs bullpen in 2018, posting a career-best 2.60 ERA, with 67 strikeouts over 52 innings. For Chicago, they’re anticipating to get behind to a postseason after blank out in 2018.
These moves will certainly assistance a bar out, with Spring Training inching closer and closer.