Cubs avoid arbitration with Justin Wilson

Oct 17 2017 Chicago IL USA Chicago Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant hits a single against the Los Angeles Dodgers in the third inning during game three of the 2017 NLCS playoff baseball series at Wrigley Field. Mandatory Credit Dennis Wierzbicki-USA T

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The will be facing some tough arbitration decisions this winter, but they have settled with at least one player as reliever has reportedly agreed to a new deal.

Bryant receives a huge, well-deserved pay raise for the former MVP and NL Rookie of the Year that has turned into one of the faces of baseball.

The Cubs still have several other players to negotiate contracts with, and Friday marks the date where teams exchange salary numbers with arbitration-eligible players. But he was stellar in the first four months of 2017 with the Detroit Tigers, saving 13 games with a 2.68 ERA, 0.94 WHIP and 12.3 K/9.

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Wilson is in his third year of arbitration and figures to be a huge part of the 2018 Cubs bullpen.

Bryant has been an important piece to the Cubs' puzzle over the last few seasons. However, the two sides finally came to an agreement and avoided arbitration. He played a vital role in winning the Cubs' first World Series titles in over 100 years back in 2016, including making the final out of the World Series.

In hopes to avoid Theo Epstein's first arbitration hearing since taking over as President in 2012. Right-hander Justin Grimm is the only arbitration-eligible player left who has not signed a deal. Reliever Justin Wilson gets $4.25 million.

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