Ben Zobrist agreeed to terms with Cubs on a four-year, $56 million contract.
According to reports from Ken Rosenthal and Jesse Rogers, the Cubs have agreed to terms with INF/OF Ben Zobrist.
Rosenthal reported Zobrist will receive four years and $56 million and according to Jon Heyman, Zobrist received no-trade protection over the first three years of the deal. There are not any options or incentives in the contract. The Cubs have been in on Zobrist throughout the process. Zobrist will primarily play second base for the Cubs.
Ben Zobrist turned down a higher offer from the Mets to play for the Cubs and Joe Maddon.
Zobrist is 34 years old and turns 35 at the end of May. The four-year contact would take Zobrist through his age-38 season.
The switch-hitting, super utility man just helped the Royals win a World Series and batted .284/.364/.453 in 59 games with the Royals. Zobrist hit 16 doubles, a triple and seven home runs for .816 OPS during his time in Kansas City.
For the season, Zobrist batted .276/.359/.450 with 36 doubles, three triples and 13 home runs for a .809 OPS.