Bryant among 21 Cubs to ink one-year deal

Schwarber, Russell, Baez, Hendricks also come to terms on contract for 2016

Bryant among 21 Cubs to ink one-year deal

MESA, Ariz. -- The Cubs agreed to 2016 contract terms with 21 players on their 40-man roster with zero to three years of Major League service, including 2015 National League Rookie of the Year Award winner Kris Bryant, who will be paid $652,000.

The list also includes Kyle Schwarber ($522,000), Javier Baez ($521,000), Addison Russell ($527,000) and Kyle Hendricks ($541,000).

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The other players who signed include: right-handed pitchers Dallas Beeler, Aaron Brooks, Carl Edwards Jr. , Pierce Johnson, Spencer Patton and Neil Ramirez; lefties Eric Jokisch, C.J. Riefenhauser and Zac Rosscup; catcher Willson Contreras; infielders Arismendy Alcantara, Jeimer Candelario, Tommy La Stella, Christian Villanueva and Dan Vogelbach; and outfielder Matt Szczur.

Worth noting

• The second "Respect Bald" fundraiser will be held Saturday near Field 1 at Sloan Park prior to the Cubs' game against the Reds. Players and coaches will get their heads shaved to raise money for pediatric cancer research. Fans can get a trim, too, for a $100 donation. The event will begin at 11 a.m. MT. Last year, the event raised more than $15,000.

Carrie Muskat is a reporter for She writes a blog, Muskat Ramblings. You can follow her on Twitter @CarrieMuskat and listen to her podcast. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.