Cubs Sign First-Round Draft Pick Kris Bryant

According to reports from the Tribune and Jim Callis of Baseball America, the Cubs have signed first-round draft pick Kris Bryant. The Tribune reported that Bryant is taking a physical on Wednesday and the deal is expected to be announced soon.

According to Baseball America, Kris Bryant signed for his slot value of $6,708,400.

As Jon Heyman reported, Bryant’s signing bonus is the largest under the new system surpassing Mark Appel ($6.3 million) and Byron Buxton ($6 million) but the Cubs did not overpay Bryant and in fact signed him to slot.

The Tribune reported the signing would not be announced on Wednesday.

Report from Chicago Tribune

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