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Will be updated. With AP Photos. "The records on the field are way more important because when you're doing that, you're helping the team. you get paid millions of dollars to do something you've loved since you were 4 years old".

He is among five arbitration-eligible players, including Addison Russell, who reportedly reached agreements with the Cubs by Friday, according to the Sun-Times. The sure-handed infielder missed time from April 14 through May 25 with a calf injury, which also hampered him during spring training. The Cubs and Bryant on Friday agreed to a one-year contract worth $10.85 million, eclipsing the $10 million made by the Phillies' Ryan Howard, who made $10 million in 2008, his first year of eligibility for salary arbitration.

Bryant hit.295 with 29 home runs and 73 RBIs a year ago, when he made $1.05 million. Bryant, 26, is one of three players, along with Buster Posey and Howard to win both the Rookie of the Year and MVP before becoming arbitration eligible. Despite last year's disappointing postseason, the Cubs enter 2018 among World Series favorites.

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