The Cubs announced the signing of veteran outfielder Mitch Maier to a minor league contract on Thursday. Maier’s deal includes a non-roster invitation to Spring Training.
The Cubs also confirmed the signings of LHP Tsuyoshi Wada, LHP Jonathan Sanchez and LHP Tommy Hottovy. All three southpaws received non-roster invites to big league camp … pitchers and catchers report to Spring Training on Feb. 13.
Mitch Maier spent last season with Triple-A Pawtucket and hit .310/.431/.451/.882 with seven doubles and three home runs in 31 games. Maier last played in the majors in 2012. In 32 games with the Royals, Maier hit .172/.260/.313/.573 with one double, one triple and two home runs.