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Kris Bryant | Third Baseman | #17

Team: Chicago Cubs
Age / DOB:  (26) / 1/4/1992
Ht / Wt:  6'5" / 230
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: San Diego
Drafted: 2013 / Rd. 1 (2) / CHC
Contract: view contract details

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Cubs and 3B Kris Bryant avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $10.85 million contract.
It's a record for a player that was eligible for salary arbitration for the first time. Bryant, of course, has earned every penny, winning one National League MVP award and finishing in the top-11 in voting each of his first three years in the majors. Jan 12 - 4:10 PM

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Kris Bryant went 0-for-4 with four strikeouts in the Cubs' loss to the Nationals on Wednesday in Game 4 of the NLDS.

None of the Cubs' hitter had much of a chance against Stephen Strasburg, but Bryant's struggles were the most troubling, and the most obvious. His fourth strikeout was on a slider from Ryan Madson that Bryant normally hits out of the state, much less the ballpark. The 2016 NL MVP will have to be better than he was Wednesday if the Cubs have any chance of repeating as World Series champions.
Wed, Oct 11, 2017 08:26:00 PM

Kris Bryant, Anthony Rizzo, Willson Contreras, Ben Zobrist, and Jason Heyward are all out of the Cubs' starting lineup on Thursday in St. Louis.

Cubs manager Joe Maddon has constructed a mighty hangover lineup following Wednesday night's NL Central clinching celebration at Busch Stadium. Taylor Davis is at third base, Victor Caratini is at first base, and Alex Avila will start at catcher Thursday night against the Cardinals.
Thu, Sep 28, 2017 02:48:00 PM

Kris Bryant went 3-for-4 with a home run, a walk, and two runs scored in the Cubs' win over the Cardinals on Monday.

Bryant singled and scored in the top of the first, belted a solo homer in the top of the second, and then added another single in the top of the seventh. The reigning National League MVP has a somewhat underwhelming RBI total (73) this season, but he's up to 29 home runs and his OPS sits at .954.
Mon, Sep 25, 2017 11:45:00 PM

Kris Bryant went 3-for-4 with a game-winning, two-run home run in the 10th inning to lead the Cubs past the Brewers 5-3 on Thursday.

Oliver Drake threw Bryant a high, straight, 91-mph fastball, and the slugger knew what to do with it, crushing it out to the deepest part of the ballpark. The homer was Bryant's 28th of the season, giving him 69 RBI and 105 runs scored. He's been especially hot since the start of the Mets series eight days ago, going 13-for-33 with three doubles, three homers, 10 RBI and 10 runs scored to raise his overall line to .292/.406/.536.
Fri, Sep 22, 2017 01:49:00 AM

Kris Bryant is out of Tuesday's lineup against the Rays.

He's just getting a breather. Javy Baez will make the start at third base while Ian Happ plays second base.
Tue, Sep 19, 2017 01:58:00 PM

Kris Bryant went 3-for-4 with a solo home run in Friday's victory over the Cardinals.

Bryant's solo shot off of Carlos Martinez in the bottom of the fourth inning was the Cubs' first hit of the game and knotted the score up at the time. He also plated their final run of the day with an RBI single in the sixth. The reigning National League MVP is 8-for-16 with two longballs and eight RBI over his last four games.
Fri, Sep 15, 2017 05:35:00 PM

Kris Bryant went 3-for-5 with a walk and four runs scored as the Cubs crushed the Mets on Wednesday.

He was one of two Cubs to score four runs in the game, Ben Zobrist was the other. The defending National League MVP scored his 100th run of the season in the eighth inning and has a .289 batting average and a .405 on-base percentage with 26 home runs and 63 RBI in 137 games.
Thu, Sep 14, 2017 01:44:00 AM

Kris Bryant launched a three-run home run and added a sacrifice fly in Tuesday's win over the Mets.

The Cubs were all over the bases in the first three innings but failed to score. They finally broke through in the fourth, with the highlight being Bryant's two-out, three-run tater. It was Bryant's first longball and first RBI this month. He's somehow driven in only 63 on the season despite 26 home runs and a .285/.402/.526 batting line.
Tue, Sep 12, 2017 11:58:00 PM

Kris Bryant hit his 25th home run of the season, finishing 2-for-5 with the two-run homer and two runs scored, in a win over the Braves on Thursday.

The sixth-inning tater was a historic one, marking the first time in Cubs history that a player has hit at least 25 homers in each of his first three seasons. Bryant got to 26 in his rookie year before exploding for 39 in his MVP campaign last year. It likely won't be the last record, Cubs-specific or otherwise, for the 25-year-old, who is hitting .293/.410/.538 with his 25 homers, 59 RBI and 93 runs scored. Those 93 runs are good for fourth-most in the NL with a month left to play.
Fri, Sep 1, 2017 12:49:00 AM

Kris Bryant went 2-for-3 with a solo home run and three runs scored in a lopsided win over the Phillies on Saturday.

Bryant hit one of the team's four homers against Phillies starter Ben Lively, taking him out for a solo dong in the fifth inning. His three runs gave him 86 runs scored on the year, seventh-most in the National League. The 25-year-old is batting .289/.405/.535 with 24 homers, 57 RBI and seven steals to go with those 86 runs.
Sat, Aug 26, 2017 11:38:00 PM

Kris Bryant (hand) is back in the Cubs' starting lineup on Thursday against the Reds.

Bryant missed Wednesday's game after taking a pitch off his left hand in the ninth inning Tuesday. X-rays turned up negative. Bryant will start at third base and bat third Thursday versus Cincinnati right-hander Sal Romano.
Thu, Aug 24, 2017 01:45:00 PM

Kris Bryant (hand) is absent from the Cubs' starting lineup on Wednesday night against the Reds.

Bryant took a pitch off his left hand in the ninth inning Tuesday, but X-rays turned up negative and it sounds like he could return for Thursday's series finale in Cincinnati. Tommy La Stella is starting at third base and batting sixth Wednesday versus Reds right-hander Asher Wojciechowski.
Wed, Aug 23, 2017 02:03:00 PM

Kris Bryant suffered a left hand contusion when he was hit by a pitch in the top of the ninth inning Tuesday.

X-rays came back negative, but Bryant had his hand wrapped in the clubhouse after the game and could get the day off Wednesday. He drew a walk, scored a run, and tallied his 56th RBI of the season in Tuesday night's win over the Reds.
Tue, Aug 22, 2017 11:28:00 PM

Kris Bryant is not in the Cubs' lineup Sunday.

It's a rare day off for the slugger. Tommy La Stella will handle third base. Jason Heyward is also getting a breather, as the Cubs have Kyle Schwarber, Albert Almora and Jon Jay in the outfield.
Sun, Aug 20, 2017 11:10:00 AM