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Arbitrator Mark Irvings issued his decision to deny the grievance filed by Cubs star Kris Bryant, ruling the players’ association did not prove Chicago’s reasons for holding the third baseman in the minors at the start of the 2015 season were a pretext to push back his eligibility for free agency.
Kris Bryant has lost his service-time grievance against the Chicago Cubs, providing some clarity for the team and the All-Star third baseman with spring training on the horizon.
Pete Alonso made a friendly offer to Kris Bryant in June, one that gave the Cubs star an appreciation for the Mets slugger’s big heart, but even more so for the breakout rookie’s big muscles. During a series between the Mets and Cubs at Wrigley Field, Alonso gave one of his specially made bats to Bryant. The 2016 NL MVP used it for about a week, and even hit a long homer with it. In the end, the 6-foot-5 Bryant didn’t have the might necessary to power Alonso’s weapon of choice.
ST. LOUIS – To St. Louis pitcher John Brebbia, this fussin’ and feudin’ between the Cardinals and Chicago Cubs is a perfect winter warmup. “Honestly, people were kind of forgetting baseball season was coming up,” Brebbia said Sunday. “So I think it was a good way to remind everyone that Cardinals-Cubs are going to be back in action soon.”
Matt Kemp slugged a go-ahead, two-strike, three-run homer in the eighth inning, lifting the Los Angeles Dodgers to a 3-2 victory over Arizona and a tie atop the N.L. West with the Diamondbacks on Saturday night in Los Angeles.
The Chicago Cubs have placed third baseman Kris Bryant on the 10-day disabled list because of an inflamed left shoulder. This is Bryant’s second stint on the DL. The injury caused him to miss 16 games and affects the follow-through on his swing. He is batting .276 with 11 home runs and 44 RBIs. To fill the roster spot, the Cubs recalled infielder David Bote from Triple-A Iowa.
Cubs manager Joe Maddon hopes slugger Kris Bryant will return to Chicago’s lineup for Saturday’s game against Milwaukee.
Bryce Harper and Kris Bryant – childhood pals in Las Vegas and the past two N.L. MVPs – chatted and shared a laugh between their teams’ workouts Thursday ahead of the N.L. Division Series between the Nationals and the Cubs.
Kris Bryant was out of the Chicago Cubs’ starting lineup for a series finale at Washington, a day after spraining his right ankle, and could be sidelined until next week.
Kris Bryant has the most popular jersey in baseball. The Chicago Cubs third baseman has taken over that spot from retired Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz.
Los Angeles Angels outfielder Mike Trout has been voted AL MVP, and Chicago Cubs slugger Kris Bryant is the NL winner. Bryant hit .292 with 39 homers and 102 RBIs in just his second year in the majors, helping the Cubs to their first World Series title since 1908.
Slugger Kris Bryant, pitchers Jon Lester and Kyle Hendricks, and manager Joe Maddon of the World Series champion Chicago Cubs are among the finalists for baseball’s major postseason awards.
Addison Russell hit a grand slam and drove in a record-tying six runs, leading the Chicago Cubs over the Cleveland Indians 9-3 Tuesday night and forcing the World Series to a deciding Game 7.
David Ortiz is heading into retirement with some more hardware.
Kris Bryant is learning. Adjusting. Patching holes more quickly than major league teams can find his weaknesses.
The New York Mets renewed All-Star pitcher Jacob deGrom’s contract for $607,000 Friday after the sides could not agree on a deal for the 2016 season. DeGrom, who helped the Mets reach the World Series for the first time since 2000, gets a 9 percent raise from his earnings last
Cubs rookie Kris Bryant tops list of most popular jerseys.
Kris Bryant absorbed the sights and smells and sounds of Wrigley Field. He cherished playing in front of 30,000 charged-up fans. He appreciated all the family members and friends who turned out for his big league debut. Only two things were missing – a hit and a win.