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Cubs, Hoerner agree to 3-year extension reportedly worth $35M

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The Chicago Cubs announced Wednesday that they agreed to a three-year, contract extension with second baseman Nico Hoerner.

It's worth $35 million, sources told ESPN's Jeff Passan.

The deal buys out one year of free agency. Hoerner can test the open market at 29.

Hoerner, 25, slashed .281/.327/.410 with 10 home runs, five triples, 22 doubles, and 20 steals during his first full campaign in the majors last season.

He also amassed 10 defensive runs saved, which ranked 20th among all MLB players, according to FanGraphs.

Hoerner played the majority of last season at shortstop but will slide over to second, as the Cubs inked Dansby Swanson to a seven-year, $177-million megadeal in December.

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