The Cubs announced on Friday they signed former Diamondbacks and Rays’ utility man Ryan Roberts to a minor league contract. The deal includes a non-roster invite to big league camp.
Ryan Roberts, or TatMan, spent last season with the Tampa Bay Rays after he was traded to Tampa from Arizona during the 2012 season.
Ryan Roberts hit .247/.295/.377/.671 in 60 games for the Rays last year with six doubles and five home runs. Roberts put together a .254/.334/.404/.737 line in four seasons with the Diamondbacks.
Ryan Roberts owns a .266/.341/.444 career slash line against lefties.
In other waiver claim news, the Braves announced they signed Mat Gamel to a minor league contract on Friday.