Kris Bryant RUMORS & NEWS

  • Union could file grievance over Cubs' demotion of Kris Bryant

    Fox Sports "What's next in the Kris Bryant saga, now that the Chicago Cubs have sent the spring sensation to Triple-A? The Major League Baseball Players Association could file a grievance, to be settled by a jointly appointed arbitrator, based on the union's reference to "litigation" in a statement the..." April 01

  • Cubs' Lester on Bryant demotion: 'It sucks'

    The Score "Jon Lester didn't sign a six-year deal with the Chicago Cubs to lose baseball games, so it's no surprise that the left-hander strongly disapproved of the team's decision to demote top prospect Kris Bryant despite an exceptional spring. "It sucks," Lester told reporters Tuesday. "The quicker..." March 31

  • MLBPA says Bryant demotion to be 'addressed in litigation, bargaining' "On Monday, the Cubs officially reassigned top prospect Kris Bryant to the minors, a move that is not at all surprising despite his gaudy spring stats. Bryant hit nine home runs with a 1.652 OPS in 14 Cactus League games after leading the minors with 43 homers in 2014. Chicago sent Bryant to the..." March 31

  • Cubs' Bryant on making Opening Day roster: 'Why not me?'

    The Score "There's not much else Kris Bryant can do with his bat to make his case for cracking the Chicago Cubs' roster out of camp, so now he's trying to plead his case with his mouth. The top prospect in baseball has hammered nine home runs while slashing .406/.472/1.313 in 12 games this spring, but..." March 28

  • Boras on Kris Bryant: When a guy's this good ... don't bring me 2nd fiddles "Young Cubs slugger Kris Bryant is both the scourge and the talk of spring training. But with the extreme likelihood that he won't start the season with the big club becoming more apparent even as Bryant continues to tear up the Cactus League, Bryant's agent Scott Boras is taking on Bryant's cause..." March 26

  • Players union must fight again as familiar story unfolds in Chicago

    Fox Sports "In 1988, the Cubs chose the fading Leon Durham over red-hot rookie Mark Grace as their Opening Day first baseman. Grace went to the minors, only to return on May 2, forcing the trade of Durham 17 days later. The players union stewed over the turn of events, believing that the Cubs started Grace..." March 23

  • Cubs could play homer-happy Bryant in outfield "Kris Bryant passed all the tests at third base, and the next step will likely be having the Cubs' top prospect play some outfield. Bryant, who posted his third two-homer game this spring on Saturday to raise his spring total to eight home runs, did not start Sunday, but he will play on..." March 23

  • Boras, Epstein at war over Cubs super slugger prospect

    New York Post "Leave it to Scott Boras to try to quell the first excitement that made its way to the Cubs in quite some time. The super-agent bashed the Cubs’ commitment to winning based on the likely scenario of them starting future star Kris Bryant at Triple-A this season. If you are not familiar with the..." March 19

  • Scott Boras to Cubs: Kris Bryant belongs on opening day roster

    Sporting News "Agent Scott Boras, who represents Cubs third base prospect Kris Bryant, had choice words Tuesday for the organization and its likely decision to not include Bryant on the club's opening day roster. “Cubs ownership has a choice,” Boras told FOX Sports on Tuesday. “Are they going to present to..." March 18

  • Kris Bryant receptive to playing outfield

    Chicago Tribune "Kris Bryant looks forward to playing the outfield once his right shoulder has recovered from fatigue. Kris Bryant looks forward to playing the outfield once his right shoulder has recovered from fatigue. Bryant, who has seized attention in Cactus League play with six home runs and a .450..." March 16

  • Cubs prospects Soler, Baez, Bryant put on show with back-to-back-to-back HRs "Jorge Soler, Javier Baez and Kris Bryant put on a home run derby in the fourth inning Tuesday that Cubs fans are hoping to see a lot in the regular season. Soler led off the power show against the Indians' Trevor Bauer with a mammoth shot to left that landed on the concourse behind the grassy..." March 11

  • Cubs’ Bryant Asked To Play Outfield This Spring "Although 23-year-old phenom Kris Bryant will compete for the Cubs’ third-base job this spring, learning another position will be a part of his experience in Mesa. Bryant had a meeting with management and new manager Joe Maddon on Monday. He was asked to keep an open mind about learning a second..." February 24

  • Prospect rankings: ESPN's Keith Law thinks Kris Bryant is No. 1

    CSN Chicago "Kris Bryant has another "top prospect" label to toss on his resume. ESPN's Keith Law unveiled his Top 100 prospects Thursday morning and tabbed Bryant as No. 1, ahead of Minnesota Twins' Byron Buxton, who was No. 1 last year on Law's rankings. Bryant came in at No. 15 on Law's list last..." January 29

  • Cubs' future plans with Kris Bryant still uncertain

    The Outside Corner "The Chicago Cubs made a rather expected move on Monday when they went out and acquired center fielder Dexter Fowler from the Houston Astros. Fowler fills a need for on-base percentage at the top of the lineup, while also presenting Joe Maddon with an extremely versatile lineup to work with..." January 21

  • Bryant wins BA minor league player of year

    ESPN Chicago "Chicago Cubs third base prospect Kris Bryant is Baseball America’s minor league player of the year, the publication announced on Tuesday. Bryant is the first Cub to win the award since its inception in 1981. Bryant, 22, hit a combined 43 home runs between Double and Triple-A this season while..." September 09

  • Cubs' call-ups don't include Bryant

    Daily Herald "There was enough cold water thrown all over the place concerning Cubs core players Tuesday to make any ice-bucket challenge seem like a nice warm bath. First came the news that all-star first baseman Anthony Rizzo is out indefinitely -- and maybe for the rest of the season -- with a lower-back..." September 03

  • Epstein doesn't foresee Bryant call up this season

    CSN Chicago "Push away any visions of seeing top prospect Kris Bryant in a Chicago Cubs uniform this season at Wrigley Field. President of baseball operations Theo Epstein has essentially ruled out the possibility of Bryant getting a call up from Triple-A Iowa this season. “I don't foresee a scenario..." June 21

  • Cubs invite Baez, Bryant, Almora to camp "Top prospects Javier Baez, Kris Bryant and Albert Almora are among 24 non-roster players invited to spring training by the Chicago Cubs, the team announced on Friday. Baez, a shortstop who is expected to open the season at Triple-A Iowa, is ranked as the No. 7 prospect in baseball by" January 24

  • Cubs 3B prospect Kris Bryant named Arizona Fall League MVP

    SB Nation "Chicago Cubs third base prospect Kris Bryant was named Most Valuable Player of the Arizona Fall League, the league announced Saturday. Bryant hit .364/.457/.727 in 20 games for the Mesa Solar Sox, helping lead the team to the AFL Championship. He reached base at least once in every single game,..." November 17

  • Marlins and Cubs could discuss a swap of big-time prospects "Officials from the Cubs and Marlins both agree they may have something to talk about. The Cubs have a stockpile of high-end position prospects and the Marlins have a long list of fine young pitchers. Prospect-for-prospect deals are rare because they require a strong stomach. Needless to say,..." November 13

  • Sveum eager to view prospects in AFL

    Chicago Tribune "Living in Arizona in the offseason will give manager Dale Sveum the luxury of watching top Cubs prospects Javier Baez Albert Almora Jorge Soler and Kris Bryant play in the Arizona Fall League for Mesa. And Sveum will be able to weigh many options based on the fact some players such as Baez will..." August 28

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    #Cubs 1st round pick Kris Bryant promoted to Class A Daytona