Kris Bryant RUMORS & NEWS

  • Kris Bryant dealing with mild ankle sprain, Cubs say

    Chicago Tribune "Slugger Kris Bryant left the Cubs' 7-2 victory over the Brewers after the fourth inning Thursday with a "mild" right ankle sprain, the team said. Bryant later had an MRI on the ankle, and manager Joe Maddon wouldn't speculate on the potential severity of the injury, although the Cubs emphasized..." April 29

  • Kris Bryant left the game because he rolled his ankle

    Hardball Talk "Turns out Bryant leaving the game had nothing to do with being hit by two pitches. Rather, when he was running the bases after reaching in the third — the time he reached WITHOUT being hit by a pitch — he rolled his right ankle. It must not be super serious — he stayed in the game for a bit..." April 28

  • Cubs' Kris Bryant ready to 'continue' his 2015, celebrate David Ross

    ESPN "Picking up where he left off shouldn’t be a problem for the National League Rookie of the Year, considering Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant is treating 2016 like a “continuation” of last season. As for the pressure of his team being picked to win it all, he’ll worry about that..." February 24

  • Kris Bryant: I'm Engaged!!!

    TMZ "NL Rookie of the Year Kris Bryant is obviously a veteran in love ... 'cause the Cubs third baseman just got engaged to his school sweetheart Jessica Delp. Bryant announced the engagement with a tweet (kids today) saying ... "Only took me 8 years, but I can't wait to marry my best friend!..." December 30

  • Cubs' Bryant ecstatic with offseason additions

    The Score "The Chicago Cubs made a magical run to the National League Championship Series with an unproven young squad last season, and now the team's front office has added a trio of veterans with the hopes of taking them to the next level in 2016. Cubs president of baseball operations Theo Epstein and..." December 13

  • GM Hoyer: Cubs 'in the right,' not worried about Kris Bryant's grievance

    ESPN "Chicago Cubs general manager Jed Hoyer said the team isn't concerned about the service-time grievance filed early in the 2015 season by National League Rookie of the Year Kris Bryant. The grievance was made public for the first time Monday. "We've known about this since May," Hoyer said. "We..." December 08

  • Sources: Kris Bryant, Maikel Franco filed grievances over manipulation of service time

    Yahoo! Sports "Chicago Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant and Philadelphia Phillies third baseman Maikel Franco have filed grievances against their teams alleging they were kept in the minor leagues unnecessarily and had their service time manipulated to delay future free agency, multiple major league sources told..." December 07

  • Kris Bryant: UNANIMOUS NL Rookie of the Year

    Bleacher Nation "The vote was unanimous in favor of Bryant, as it should have been. Matt Duffy was a clear second, and Jung-Ho Kang was a clear third. Bryant wound up leading the positional Cubs in WAR by a full win (6.5 to Anthony Rizzo’s 5.5), and should get some down-the-ball MVP votes, too, after his..." November 16

  • Donaldson takes top prize from peers at Players Choice Awards

    The Score "Toronto Blue Jays third baseman Josh Donaldson continues to collect the accolades coming off the best season of his five-year career. After being named the American League Hank Aaron Award winner last month, Donaldson was named the 2015 Player of the Year at the Players Choice Awards on Monday..." November 10

  • Sporting News MLB awards 2015: Cubs' Kris Bryant voted NL Rookie of the Year

    Sporting News "The Cubs fans who wait patiently on Waveland Avenue for home runs to come flying over Wrigley Field’s left-field stands have to be pretty annoyed that Kris Bryant, the second overall pick of the 2013 draft, didn’t make his MLB debut until 2015. The Cubs, of course, installed a massive new video..." October 26

  • Kris Bryant's jersey is the top seller in MLB

    Chicago Tribune "Kris Bryant hasn't played a single game in the postseason but already he's a winner. In a news release, Major League Baseball says that more Majestic jerseys bearing the Chicago Cubs star rookie's name have been sold from the league's online shop than any other player. " October 05

  • Everybody loves Kris: Cubs' Bryant has the league's top-selling jersey

    CSN Chicago "Everybody loves Kris. Kris Bryant had steep expectations entering his rookie season with the Cubs, and somehow managed to exceed them. So did his jersey sales. According to MLB's official website, Bryant had the league's top-selling jersey during the regular season. Anthony Rizzo was also..." October 05

  • Kris Bryant won't slide head first anymore

    ESPN Chicago "Chicago Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant says he's done with headfirst slides after leaving a game on Sunday against the Milwaukee Brewers due to dizziness. "I only have one head," Bryant said on Monday. "I only have one life so there's nothing really to joke about." Bryant went through..." August 04

  • Kris Bryant removed after possible injury on head-first slide

    CBS Sports "The Cubs completed a four-game road sweep of the Brewers on Sunday. In the process, though, Cubs rookie phenom Kris Bryant appeared to sustain a possible head injury while sliding into second base." August 03

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    Gordon Wittenmyer @GDubCub

    Bryant coming out of the game. Banged head/neck on head first slide. Herrera takes over.

  • Kris Bryant HR delivers Cubs' MLB-leading 10th walk-off

    Chicago Sun-Times "The big news late Monday night at Wrigley Field was the Colorado Rockies’ trade of face-of-the-franchise shortstop Troy Tulowitzki to the Toronto Blue Jays after the game. Whether Tulowitzki traveled to Toronto on the ball Kris Bryant hit to left-center to win the game with two out in the..." July 28

  • Kris Bryant signs memorabilia and autograph exclusive with Fanatics

    ESPN Chicago "One of the most highly coveted free agents in the sports memorabilia market has been signed. Chicago Cubs phenom Kris Bryant agreed to a multiyear autograph and memorabilia exclusive with Fanatics. Financial terms were not disclosed. "The demand for Kris' autograph is super high right now..." July 19

  • 2015 Home Run Derby participants announced

    CBS Sports "As is the case annually, the Monday before the All-Star Game -- known simply as All-Star Monday -- will feature the main event that is the Home Run Derby. The contestants for the event were revealed Wednesday night and here they are: Kris Bryant, Cubs Josh Donaldson, Blue Jays Prince Fielder,..." July 08

  • Kris Bryant nixes rumors he was hung over during game

    CBS Sports "Thursday afternoon the Cubs dropped their series finale to the Dodgers at Wrigley Field (LAD 4, CHC 0), and, in the third inning, third baseman Kris Bryant had to exit the game for Chicago. The team said he was removed with flu-like symptoms. Almost immediately, there was speculation Bryant had..." June 28

  • Kris Bryant: Getting into HR Derby 'would be pretty cool'

    ESPN "It's still early to get the invitation, but reigning National League rookie of the month Kris Bryant would be a willing participant in next month's Home Run Derby. "Absolutely, but we're not at that point yet," the Chicago Cubs third baseman said Wednesday afternoon after learning he was named..." June 03

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    Patrick Mooney @CSNMooney

    Bryce Harper on Kris Bryant: "When we were younger, we used to call him ‘Silk,’ because he was so smooth with everything he did." #Cubs

  • Kris Bryant hits first career home run, returns to empty dugout

    Sporting News "Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant entered Saturday's game against the Brewers batting .278 with a .422 OBP and 14 RBIs in just 20 career games — a solid debut for the much-hyped rookie. But he had yet to hit the big one: the first career home run. Now, the wait is over. Bryant came to bat in..." May 10

  • Cubs to start Kris Bryant in center field with Dexter Fowler out

    ESPN Chicago "After playing an inning in center field during Wednesday's 4-3 loss to the Pirates, Chicago Cubs rookie Kris Bryant will start there in Thursday's matinee. "Third base is obviously my first position and the position I want to be better at," Bryant said Thursday morning. "I'm here to fill that..." April 23

  • Cubs promote top prospect Kris Bryant, 23, for MLB debut

    ESPN Chicago "The Chicago Cubs will promote top prospect Kris Bryant on Friday, paving the way for his major league debut, according to a source familiar with the situation. He will take third baseman Mike Olt's roster spot as Olt will go on the disabled list with a hairline fracture in his wrist suffered..." April 17

  • Kris Bryant on being sent down by Cubs: 'I'm extremely disappointed'

    SI "Chicago Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant said he is "extremely disappointed" that he was reassigned to the team's minor league camp instead of starting the season on the Cubs' 25-man roster, according to ESPN's Jesse Rogers. The Cubs reassigned Bryant on Monday, after he hit .425 with nine home..." April 03

  • 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'

    CBS Sports "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

    CBS Sports "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

    ESPN "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

    CBS Sports "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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    Carrie Muskat @CarrieMuskat

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