Cubs, Kyle Hendricks Avoid Arbitration, Sign One-Year Deal

The Cubs are making all the moves on Cubs Convention day. First they signed Justin Wilson to a one-year deal avoiding arbitration for him, and now the Cubs and Kyle Hendricks came to terms on a one-year $4.175 million deal to also avoid arbitration.

Hendricks was the most efficient and reliable pitcher on the Cubs pitching staff, starting Game One of the NLDS. The Professor went 7-5 with a 3.03 ERA in 139.2 innings in 2017. Hendricks also posted a 1.19 WHIP while striking out 123 batters.

Arbitration deals are likely not wrapped up yet, with four Cubs still arbitration eligible. Kris Bryant, Addison Russell, Justin Grimm, and Tommy La Stella could all strike deals later today. Bryant definitely is the wild card among the list, because he could be the first $10 million arbitration player.

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Lucas Babcock

Lucas Babcock is the Editor in Chief of SportZreport.com. Lucas has been a lifelong Chicago Cubs fan.

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  1. I don’t remember if I like Wilson but after looking him up on Google I think he didn’t do that well. As far as I am concerned they should show Justin Grimm the door! He didn’t do a thing and maybe he could do something for someone else. We need so much better than he. I also think Hendricks is worth more than what they settled on.

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