Addison Russell signs pre-arbitration contract with Cubs

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His MLBTR salary projection was $4.3 million.

Coming off a campaign in which he was the National League MVP runner-up, infielder Javier Baez settled with the team at $5.2 million.

Cubs shortstop Addison Russell has reportedly agreed to a one-year guaranteed deal worth $3.4 million with a 600K worth of bonuses if he is with the Cubs for 150 days next season.

Russell's 40-game suspension without pay under Major League Baseball's joint domestic violence policy with the players' union doesn't specifically factor into the arcane arbitration system, according to a source who's familiar with the process, describing it in terms of "double jeopardy". The incentives are based off how long Russell is on the active roster.

Russell will miss the first month of the 2019 season, which will cost him approximately $540,000, and is eligible to return May 3.

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The Cubs avoided arbitration with all seven of their eligible players Friday by settling on salary figures for the 2019 season.

Hendricks isn't due for free agency until 2021, but for now, he's due for a nice bump to his compensation entering his age-29 season, as he took home $4.175 previous year. He made $605,000 in 2018 and hit.238 with 26 home runs, but only one came off a left-handed pitcher. "He just struggled in those situations this year and hopefully that's just a random thing and he'll get back to where he has been".

Right-hander Kyle Hendricks and the Cubs agreed to a $7.405-million deal.

Left-hander Mike Montgomery reached a $2.44-million deal, per reports.

Friday was the deadline to submit salary numbers for arbitration.

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