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The Chicago Cubs are finalizing a 7-year, $177 million deal with free agent shortstop Dansby Swanson, sources told ESPN on Saturday.

The deal includes a full no-trade clause, a source told ESPN's Kiley McDaniel.

Swanson, 28, immediately becomes one of the key faces for the Cubs' rebuilding effort as he arrives in Chicago as a reigning Gold Glove winner with a World Series ring to his credit.

He hit .277 with a .776 OPS for the Atlanta Braves last season while playing 162 games. He played in 160 games in 2021, helping the Braves to a World Series championship. He's a career .255 hitter with 102 home runs over seven seasons. Fifty-two of those homers came over the past two years.

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