Kyle Schwarber Avoids Arbitration with $3.39 Million Salary

As first reported by Gordon Wittenmyer, the Cubs have settled with Kyle Schwarber on a salary of $3.39 million for 2019. That’s around $290,000 more than MLB Trade Rumors had projected and is roughly $2.7 million more than he earned last season. Combined with Kyle Hendricks’ $7.4 million, the Cubs are trending right around those early projections.

That’s at least somewhat notable since there’d been some concern that they’d try to get a little cheap with their arb filings. Not that a combined $10.8 million for Hendricks and Schwarber isn’t a steal, but it wouldn’t be a surprise for a team so concerned with payroll to try and shave a few dollars here or there. At the same time, these two players weren’t the most likely to face hardball negotiations.

The Cubs still have five arbitration-eligible players left to go, with Kris Bryant, Javy Baez, Mike Montgomery, Carl Edwards, Jr., and Addison Russell yet to be determined.


Evan Altman

Evan Altman is the EIC and co-founder of Cubs Insider and has proclaimed himself Central Indiana's foremost Cubs authority. He is a husband, father, homebrewer, and award-winning blogger with entirely too much pop culture knowledge. Evan's greatest accomplishments include scoring 400 points in Magic Johnson's Fast Break, naming all 10 members of the Wu-Tang Clan in under 3.5 seconds, and winning the Meese Literary Award at Hanover College.

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