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Arbitrator rules union didn’t prove Kris Bryant case vs Cubs

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.

Bat buddies: Kris Bryant used Pete Alonso’s bat during Mets-Cubs game

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.

Fussin’ and feudin’: Cards, Cubs stoke rivalry, trade barbs

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.”

Cubs’ Kris Bryant on disabled list with inflamed shoulder

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.

Old Las Vegas pals Bryce Harper, Kris Bryant face off in NLDS

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.

Mike Trout, Kris Bryant win baseball’s MVP awards

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.

MLB notes: Kris Bryant struggles in Cubs debut

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.