From the Wire….Cubs Sign Joey Gathright

According to a report from, Joey Gathright signed a 1-year deal with the Cubs on Tuesday morning. Gathright was non-tendered last week by the Kansas City Royals and played for Lou Piniella in Tampa. The 1-year deal is a Major League contract and he is expected to compete for a spot on the Cubs’ bench next season.

Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Updated – 12:13pm C.T. – According to a report on, Gathright’s 1-year contract is for $800,000.

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