Steven Brault’s Deal Actually of Minors Variety
I was a bit surprised when it was reported that lefty Steven Brault was getting a guaranteed deal with the Cubs, but the situation has shifted and so has his contract. Brault is currently dealing with an injury setback and has agreed to a minors deal with a non-roster invite. As is typically the case, he has a July opt-out and can elect free agency if the Cubs haven’t called him up by then.
LHP Steven Brault's deal with Cubs is going to be a Minor League contract with non-roster invite (with a July opt-out). The pitcher is currently dealing with an injury setback.
In Majors, Brault's deal comes with $1.5M salary, plus $400K available in bonuses.
— Jordan Bastian (@MLBastian) March 21, 2022
If he makes the active roster, Brault can earn a $1.5 million salary and up to $400K in bonuses. That doesn’t seem entirely likely given the crowded pitching staff, but hey, maxing out the deal would mean it’s a great bargain for the Cubs.