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

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.

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)

“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.