BREAKING: Chicago Cubs Extend Outfielder To Multi-Year Deal

Another extension for the Chicago Cubs.

The Chicago Cubs have locked in one of their key players, Ian Happ, for the next few years with a new contract extension worth $61 million. Michael Cerami of Bleacher Nation reports that Happ, who was in the final year of his previous contract, will receive $10.9 million this season before the extension takes effect from 2024 and runs for three years with no options.

Happ, a 28-year-old outfielder, has been a consistent performer for the Cubs since making his debut in 2017.

He's off to a strong start this season, slashing .314/.467/.514, with a home run and six RBIs in 10 games played.

The Cubs drafted Happ ninth overall in 2015, and he's since earned an All-Star selection and a Gold Glove award. Over his seven-year career, Happ holds a respectable .250/.341/.461 triple-slash line, 105 home runs, 314 RBIs, 38 stolen bases, and 312 runs scored across 688 games played.

Happ posted career highs in batting average (.271), RBIs (72), stolen bases (9), runs scored (72), and games played (158) in 2022. 

This extension comes after a busy offseason for the Cubs, during which they made several significant signings, including Dansby Swanson's seven-year, $177 million contract.

With a 6-4 record to start the season, the Cubs will be hoping that Happ's continued presence in the team will help drive them to success over the coming years. Photo Credit: Matt Kartozian-USA TODAY Sports