Jays' Josh Donaldson, Cubs' Kris Bryant get record deals

NEW YORK - Third basemen Josh Donaldson and Kris Bryant set records Friday when they were among 145 players who agreed to one-year contracts rather than swap proposed salaries in arbitration with their teams.

Donaldson and Toronto agreed at $23 million, the largest one-year deal for an arbitration-eligible player. 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.

Donaldson, the 2015 AL MVP, got a $6 million raise after rebounding from an injury-slowed 2016 to hit .270 last season with 33 home runs and 78 RBIs in 113 games. He missed time from April 14 through May 25 with a calf injury, which also hindered him in spring training....

22 Published By - Houston Chronicle - Sports - 2018.01.13. 04:57
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