Nico Hoerner reportedly will be the second baseman for the Chicago Cubs for the foreseeable future.
According to ESPN's Jeff Passan, the Cubs and Hoerner agreed on a three-year, $35 million contract extension. As Passan noted, the deal means the middle infielder can still hit free agency at age 29 for another potential notable deal.
This extension stands in stark contrast to the way the Cubs have done business in the recent past.
Kris Bryant, Anthony Rizzo, Javier Báez, Kyle Schwarber and Willson Contreras were all integral parts of the 2016 Chicago team that won the World Series and snapped a championship drought that dated back to 1908. However, none of them ended up signing contract extensions with the team and ended up being traded or leaving in free agency.