Report: Bryant sets 1st-year arbitration record with $10.85M deal
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Kris Bryant appears to have set a record for first-year arbitration-eligible players, agreeing to a one-year, $10.85-million deal with the Chicago Cubs, reports Jesse Rogers of ESPN.

The 26-year-old, who won the National League MVP award in 2016, broke the previous record set by Ryan Howard in 2008 when he earned $10 million with the Philadelphia Phillies through arbitration.

"I thought he got a fair - and record - award," Cubs president Theo Epstein said. "It just shows the special things he's been able to accomplish and the special teams he's been on as well."

Bryant hit .295/.409/.537 with 29 home runs, 38 doubles, and 73 RBIs for the Cubs last season.

Over his first three seasons, he owns a .288/.388/.527 slash line with 94 home runs and 274 RBIs. He was also named the NL Rookie of the Year in 2015.

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