Cubs, Happ agree to $61M, 3-year contract for 2024-26
CHICAGO - All-Star outfielder Ian Happ and the Chicago Cubs agreed Wednesday to a $61 million, three-year contract covering 2024-26.
Happ agreed in January to a $10.85 million, one-year contract. His new deal calls for a $3 million signing bonus and salaries of $20 million in both 2025 and 2026, and $18 million in 2027. He gets a full no-trade provision and a hotel suite on road trips.
The 28-year-old would have been eligible for free agency after this year’s World Series.
Ian Happ of the Chicago Cubs rounds the bases after hitting a solo home run during the sixth inning off Brandon Woodruff of the Milwaukee Brewers (not pictured) at Wrigley Field on April 01, 2023 in Chicago, Illinois. (Michael Reaves/Getty Images / Getty Images)
Happ entered Wednesday’s game against Seattle batting .314 with one home run and six RBIs.
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Happ was a first-time All-Star last year, when he hit .271 with 17 home runs, a career-high 42 doubles and 72 RBIs. Happ also earned his first NL Gold Glove. He hit a career-high 25 home runs in 2021.