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Cubs non-tender OFs Kyle Schwarber, Albert Almora Jr.

CHICAGO (AP) Kyle Schwarber and Albert Almora Jr. became free agents Wednesday when the Chicago Cubs declined to offer contracts to two key players from their historic 2016 World Series championship.

While Schwarber, Almora, slugger Jose Martinez and pitcher Ryan Tepera were non-tendered, the Cubs offered 2021 contracts to infielders Kris Bryant and Javier Baez, catchers Willson Contreras and Victor Caratini, and outfielder Ian Happ. They agreed to one-year deals with relievers Kyle Ryan ($800,000 in majors, $250,000 in minors), Colin Rea ($702,500) and Dan Winkler ($900,000), avoiding arbitration with all three.

Chicago also announced it had claimed reliever Robert Stock off waivers from the Boston Red Sox. The 31-year-old right-hander was designated for assignment last week.

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Leaders
AVG: I. Happ.258
HR: I. Happ12
RBI: D. Bote29
SB: J. Báez3
W: Y. Darvish8
ERA: Y. Darvish2.01
Saves: J. Jeffress8
K: Y. Darvish93
NL Central
TeamWLPctGB
X-Chi Cubs 3426.567-
Y-St. Louis 3028.5173
Y-Cincinnati 3129.5173
Y-Milwaukee 2931.4835
Pittsburgh 1941.31715
Full Standings
General Batting (Rank)
AVG: .220 (27)
Runs: 265 (20)
Hits: 422 (27)
Home Runs: 74 (17)
Stolen Bases: 24 (17)
OBP: .318 (18)
SLG: .387 (24)
Total Bases: 742 (24)
General Pitching (Rank)
Earned Run Average: 3.99 (10)
Runs Allowed: 240 (7)
Saves: 16 (9)
Strikeouts: 523 (16)
OpBA: .233 (8)
OBP: .302 (6)
SLG: .400 (11)
Run Support: 4.60 (21)
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
12/2 A. Almora Jr. Free Agent - No Contract Offer (non-tendered)
12/2 M. Hermosillo Signed to a Minor League Contract
12/2 J. Martínez Free Agent - No Contract Offer (non-tendered)
12/2 C. Rea Signed ( 2021)(avoids arbitration)
12/2 K. Ryan Signed ( 2021)(avoids arbitration)
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Injuries
Date Player Status
9/25 M. Rodríguez Strained right biceps (60-day IL)
9/22 K. Bryant Right oblique tightness (day-to-day)
9/20 I. Vargas Strained right hamstring (10-day IL)
9/17 R. Wick Left oblique strain (10-day IL)
8/31 T. Chatwood Strained right forearm (10-day IL)
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