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Daniel Descalso, Cubs agree to $5M, 2-year contract

CHICAGO (AP) Infielder Daniel Descalso and the Chicago Cubs have agreed to a $5 million, two-year contract that includes a club option for 2021 and could be worth $8.25 million over three seasons.

He gets $1.5 million next year and $2.5 million in 2020. Chicago has a $3.5 million option for 2021 with a $1 million buyout.

Descalso can earn $250,000 annually in performance bonuses based on plate appearances: $50,000 each for 425, 450 and 475, and $100,000 for 500.

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Leaders
AVG: B. Zobrist.305
HR: J. Báez34
RBI: J. Báez111
SB: J. Báez21
W: J. Lester18
ERA: J. Lester3.32
Saves: B. Morrow22
K: K. Hendricks161
NL Central
TeamWLPctGB
X-Milwaukee 9667.589-
Y-Chi Cubs 9568.5831
St. Louis 8874.5437.5
Pittsburgh 8279.50913
Cincinnati 6795.41428.5
Full Standings
General Batting (Rank)
AVG: .258 (4)
Runs: 761 (9)
Hits: 1453 (2)
Home Runs: 167 (22)
Stolen Bases: 66 (24)
OBP: .333 (4)
SLG: .410 (13)
Total Bases: 2308 (12)
General Pitching (Rank)
Earned Run Average: 3.65 (3)
Runs Allowed: 645 (4)
Saves: 46 (9)
Strikeouts: 1333 (19)
OpBA: .240 (10)
OBP: .323 (20)
SLG: .376 (3)
Run Support: 4.64 (12)
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
12/18 D. Descalso Signed as Free Agent ( 2019-2020; Opt 2021)(two-year contract)
12/5 J. Hancock Signed to Play in Japan (Nippon Ham Fighters)
11/30 J. Hancock Free Agent - No Contract Offer (non-tendered)
11/30 R. Torreyes Free Agent - No Contract Offer (non-tendered)
11/30 A. Webster Free Agent - No Contract Offer (non-tendered)
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Injuries
Date Player Status
9/25 K. Bryant Left wrist contusion (day-to-day)
9/23 K. Bryant Left shoulder (day-to-day)
9/14 P. Strop Strained left hamstring (day-to-day)
9/7 B. Zobrist Stiff neck (day-to-day)
9/4 M. Zagunis off 60-day DL
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