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MLB free agency: Kris Bryant, Rockies agree to seven-year, $182 million deal, per reports

MLB free agency: Kris Bryant, Rockies agree to seven-year, $182 million deal, per reports

The Colorado Rockies have made a surprise splash in the free-agent market. The Rockies have agreed to terms with free agent outfielder/third baseman Kris Bryant, according to Jon Heyman of MLB Network. The deal is for seven years and $182 million, ESPN’s Jeff Passan adds. According to multiple reports, Bryant’s deal also includes a full no-trade clause for the life of the contract. The pact will run through Bryant’s age-36 season.

Bryant, 30, is one of the most coveted free agents of the 2021-22 class. He spent last season with the Cubs and Giants. Coming into the offseason, we ranked Bryant as the No. 3 available free agent. Here’s R.J. Anderson’s write-up: 

What is there to write about Bryant that hasn’t been written before? He’s a middle-of-the-order hitter who can play each of the corner spots (as well as some center field) and who carries himself like a face of the franchise. It’s too bad that his legacy…

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