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The Chicago Cubs Roster Entering the Offseason: Free Agents, Team Options, Team Control

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With the Chicago Cubs 2020 season at a close, I want to lay out the status of the roster before we get into the offseason, which officially begins when the World Series ends, around October 28.

Here’s how the roster shakes out currently, by category. This is the baseline off of which we’ll be working in coming weeks.

Under Contract for 2021

Yu Darvish ($22 million in 2021, $19 million in 2022, $18 million in 2023)

Jason Heyward ($21 million in 2021, $22 million in 2022, $22 million in 2023)

Craig Kimbrel ($16 million in 2021)

Kyle Hendricks ($14 million in 2021, $14 million in 2022, $14 million in 2023)

David Bote ($1 million in 2021, $2.5 million in 2022, $4 million in 2023, $5.5 million in 2024)

Team Options for 2021

Jon Lester ($25 million, $10 million buyout)

Anthony Rizzo ($16.5 million, $2 million buyout)

Daniel Descalso ($3.5 million, $1 million buyout)

Arbitration Eligible Team Control in 2021, Team May Non-Tender

Kris Bryant (Arb 4 of 4, was $18.6 million in 2020)

Javy Báez (Arb 3 of 3, was $10 million in 2020)

Kyle Schwarber (Arb 3 of 3, was $7 million in 2020)

Willson Contreras (Arb 2 of 3, was $4.5 million in 2020)

Jose Martinez (Arb 2 of 3, was $2.43 million in 2020)

Albert Almora, Jr. (Arb 2 of 3, was $1.58 million in 2020)

Kyle Ryan (Arb 2 of 4, was $975K in 2020)

Ryan Tepera (Arb 3 of 3, was $900K in 2020)

Rex Brothers (Arb 3 of 3, was $900K in 2020)

Dan Winkler (Arb 3 of 3, was $750K in 2020)

Ian Happ (Arb 1 of 3, was $624K in 2020)

Victor Caratini (Arb 1 of 3, was $592K in 2020)

Colin Rea (Arb 1 of 3, was $565K in 2020)

Pre-Arbitration Team Control in 2021, Team May Non-Tender

Jason Adam

Adbert Alzolay

Miguel Amaya

Nico Hoerner

Dillon Maples

Brailyn Marquez

Tyson Miller

Alec Mills

James Norwood

Manny Rodriguez

Justin Steele

Duane Underwood

Ildemaro Vargas

Rowan Wick

Brad Wieck

Free Agents

Andrew Chafin

Tyler Chatwood

Billy Hamilton

Jeremy Jeffress

Jason Kipnis

Cameron Maybin

Josh Phegley

Jose Quintana



Author: Brett Taylor

Brett Taylor is the Editor and Lead Cubs Writer at Bleacher Nation, and you can find him on Twitter at @BleacherNation and @Brett_A_Taylor.