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Cubs star Kris Bryant watched from the dugout Friday, but his return to the lineup from an ankle injury could come as soon as Saturday. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Move over, Kris Bryant: Braves raise bonus bar with Kyle Wright deal

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Kris Bryant’s record $6.7 million signing bonus with the Cubs in July 2013 has finally been topped.

The Atlanta Braves reportedly have signed No. 5 overall pick Kyle Wright to a $7 million signing bonus, according to MLB.com.

Wright is a 6-foot-4, 220-pound right-hander from Vanderbilt.

When Bryant signed with the Cubs as the No. 2 overall pick in 2013, he topped the bonus the Houston Astros had just given to No. 1 overall pick Mark Appel.

“This has been a dream of mine and I’m very happy to be a Cub,” Bryant said at the time.

Turned out to be money well spent.

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