According to multiple reports, the Cubs have signed outfielder Nate Schierholtz to a one-year contract. Schierholtz is expected to in the mix in right field with David DeJesus moving to centerfield to start next season.
The contract is believed to be for a guaranteed $2.25 million and includes a $500,000 incentives package. The Cubs have not confirmed the deal and Schierholtz must pass a physical before it become official.
Once Nate Schierholtz and Kyuji Fujikawa are officially added to the roster, the Cubs 40-man roster will stand at 39 players.
Schierholtz hit a combined .257/.321/.407/.728 in 114 games with the Giants and Phillies last season with eight doubles, five triples and six home runs. The left-handed hitting Schierholtz had just 269 plate appearances last season after fracturing his right big toe on August 13. Schierholtz has not had more than 335 plate appearances in a single-season in his six year career.
The Phillies non-tendered Schierholtz last week and he reportedly turned down a two-year, $5 million contract to sign with the Cubs.
In nine career games (four starts) at Wrigley Field, Schierholtz hit .389/.450/.444/.894 with one double.
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