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Maddon reportedly to receive salary bump

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MESA, Ariz. -- Winning the World Series with the Cubs means more than ending the longest championship drought in professional sports. According to a report, Cubs manager Joe Maddon's salary will get a boost each of the last three years of his deal from $5 million to $6 million.

MLB Network's Jon Heyman first reported the salary increase. Maddon told Chicago media on Thursday that he didn't know he had that clause in his contract.

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MESA, Ariz. -- Winning the World Series with the Cubs means more than ending the longest championship drought in professional sports. According to a report, Cubs manager Joe Maddon's salary will get a boost each of the last three years of his deal from $5 million to $6 million.

MLB Network's Jon Heyman first reported the salary increase. Maddon told Chicago media on Thursday that he didn't know he had that clause in his contract.

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"I guess in some way it's an honor to be considered in that position, but also it's a function of where I work, too," Maddon said.

"Honestly, when this all came about, my first thought was the more you could make, the more you could give back," said Maddon, who is involved in charitable endeavors, including his Respect 90 Foundation.

Cubs general manager Jed Hoyer told the Chicago Sun-Times on Thursday that it's the kind of bonus they're willing to pay.

"I think with an escalator of that type, it's the kind of escalator you hope you're paying," Hoyer said. "I'm glad we are."

Carrie Muskat has covered the Cubs since 1987, and for MLB.com since 2001. She writes a blog, Muskat Ramblings. You can follow her on Twitter @CarrieMuskat and listen to her podcast.

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