SCOTTSDALE, Arizona -- This is a rite of spring camp for every team. The players on every roster who are not yet eligible for arbitration (sometimes called the "0-3 players") have their contracts renewed at, or slightly above, the minimum Major League Baseball salary. This year, that figure is $507,500.
Friday, the Cubs announced that the 21 players on their 40-man roster who qualify as "0-3 players" have all been renewed. Those players are: Dallas Beeler, Aaron Brooks, Carl Edwards Jr., Kyle Hendricks, Pierce Johnson, Spencer Patton, Neil Ramirez, Eric Jokisch, C.J. Riefenhauser, Zac Rosscup, Willson Contreras, Kyle Schwarber, Arismendy Alcantara, Javier Baez, Kris Bryant, Jeimer Candelario, Tommy La Stella, Addison Russell, Christian Villanueva, Dan Vogelbach and Matt Szczur.
The Cubs' press release, as is traditional for these signings, says "Terms of the contracts were not disclosed."
Nevertheless, figures do leak out. Here's one:
#Cubs sign all 0-3 players to contracts, including Bryant ($652,000)— Carrie Muskat (@CarrieMuskat) March 4, 2016
Bryant will, obviously, be making much more than that soon. I'm hoping the Cubs can sign him to a long-term extension, perhaps next offseason.
If you see any other contract figures released via Twitter, post them in the comments.