CHICAGO – The Cubs are adding another outfielder to the mix.
The team agreed to terms today on a one-year, $8 million deal with former Padres lefty Jon Jay.
Jay batted .291 with 101 hits, 26 RBI and two home runs last year despite suiting up for just 90 games due to a broken right forearm.
Before his one-year stint in San Diego, the 31-year-old veteran played six seasons for the St. Louis Cardinals.
In addition to batting over .290 in five of his seven big league seasons, Jay sports the highest fielding percentage among active center fielders.
Jay was originally selected by the Cardinals in the second round of the 2006 draft out of the University of Miami.
After today’s acquisition, the Cubs 40-man roster stands at 38.