Former Cubs Kris Bryant and Kyle Schwarber find new homes – NBC Chicago

While Chicago Cubs fans may have been hoping for a reunion with members of the 2016 World Series championship team, none appear to be in the cards as several key players on that team have found new homes.

Third baseman Kris Bryant reportedly reached a deal with the Colorado Rockies on Wednesday, according to MLB Network’s Jon Heyman:

The slugger reportedly signed a 7-year, $182 million contract with the Rockies, according to Heyman.

Bryant, the 2016 National League MVP, was traded by the Cubs to the San Francisco Giants before the 2021 trade deadline, and will now ply his trade at Coors Field.

In 144 games last season, Bryant hit 25 home runs and drove in 73 RBIs, batting .265 for 513 at-bats between the Cubs and Giants.

Kyle Schwarber also found a new team on Wednesday, reportedly signing a deal with the Philadelphia Phillies.

Schwarber was not introduced by the Cubs until the 2021 season, and he hit 32 home runs for the Washington Nationals and Boston Red Sox.

The Cubs were reportedly interested in pursuing a reunion with the slugger, but he’ll instead travel to Philadelphia to team up with Bryce Harper in the City of Brotherly Love.

On Tuesday night, former Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo signed a two-year deal with the New York Yankees. Rizzo was traded to the Yankees in the 2021 season and batted .249 with eight home runs and 21 RBIs for the Bronx Bombers.

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