According to a report from Comcast SportsNet, the Cubs signed outfielder Aaron Cunningham to a minor league contract on Tuesday. The deal should include a non-roster invite to big league camp in the spring.
The 27-year old veteran outfielder was drafted by the White Sox in 2005 and spent last season at the Triple-A level in the Rangers’ organization.
Aaron Cunningham last played in the big leagues in 2012. Cunningham hit .247/.337/.401 in 115 games at the Triple-A level in 2013 with 31 doubles, two triples, 10 home runs and a .738 OPS. Cunningham spent the 2010 and 2011 seasons in the Padres’ system and played in 105 games for San Diego during Jed Hoyer’s stint as Padres’ GM. Cunningham hit .243/.301/.396 with 18 doubles, two triples and four home runs in a Padres’ uniform.
Aaron Cunningham managed only a .175/.245/.247 line in 72 games with the Indians in 2012 with four doubles and one home run. Cunningham owns a career .238/.312/.399 line against southpaws at the Major League level (91 games).