According to a report from the Sun-Times, the Cubs signed free-agent utility man Esteban German on Friday to a minor league contract. German was released by the Royals on March 9 after clearing waivers. German will compete for the back-up third baseman job.
Esteban German was DFA’d by the Royals on February 28 to make room on their 40-man roster for Juan Cruz. German passed through waivers and was released by the Royals on March 9.