Report: Cubs, Cody Bellinger agree to 3-year, $80M deal

Field Level Media

February 25, 2024 at 8:30 am.

The Chicago Cubs and free agent Cody Bellinger agreed to a three-year, $80 million contract, ESPN reported late Saturday night.

Per the report, the deal includes opt-outs after each of the first two years. If he stays for the length of the deal, Bellinger will earn $30 million in each of the first two years and $20 million in the final year.

Bellinger, 28, played for the Cubs on a one-year, $17.5 million deal in 2023 and enjoyed a bounce-back season, hitting .307 with 26 home runs, 20 stolen bases and 97 RBIs while playing first base and center field.

A lingering shoulder injury from the 2020 postseason with the Dodgers led to two subpar seasons and Bellinger’s exit from Los Angeles.

Bellinger, the 2017 Rookie of the Year and National League MVP in 2019, was a fourth-round pick of the Dodgers in the 2013 draft.

In seven seasons with the Dodgers (2017-22) and Cubs, Bellinger has hit .258 with 178 homers, 519 RBIs and a .829 OPS.

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