The Chicago Cubs and Dansby Swanson agreed to a seven-year, $177-million contract Saturday

Cubs agree to 7-year deal with Dansby Swanson originally appeared on NBC Sports Chicago

The deal is for seven years and worth $177 million. NBC Sports Chicago’s David Kaplan was first to report the two sides were nearing an agreement.

The deal includes a full no-trade clause, according to a person familiar with the negotiations who spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity because the contract was pending a physical.

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With the Braves, Swanson became part of a young core that led the franchise back to the top of the NL East. He batted .248 with 27 homers and 88 RBIs in 2021, helping Atlanta to its first World Series championship since 1995.

The 28-year-old Swanson is coming off perhaps his best big-league season, һіttіпɡ .277 with 25 homers and a career-best 96 RBIs in 162 games. The shortstop made the NL All-Star team for the first time and also woп his first Gold Glove.

While Atlanta managed to sign a couple of its young stars to team-friendly, long-term deals, it was unable to do the same with Swanson. After the team was eliminated by Philadelphia in the NL Division Series, the Braves gave Swanson a $19.65-million qualifying offer. But the Kennesaw, Ga., native declined the proposal.

Swanson, who played college ball at Vanderbilt, made his big league debut with Atlanta in 2016. He is a .255 hitter with 102 homers and 411 RBIs in 827 career games.