Cubs sign utility player Daniel Descalso to a two-year deal

SAN DIEGO, CA - SEPTEMBER 29: Daniel Descalso #3 of the Arizona Diamondbacks hits a single during the sixth inning of a baseball game against the San Diego Padres at PETCO Park on September 29, 2018 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Denis Poroy/Getty Images)

CHICAGO – It’s not a big splash signing, but it’s one that will give the Cubs some depth for the 2019 season.

On Tuesday, the Cubs signed free agent utility player Daniel Descalso to a two-year deal reportedly worth $5 million. He’ll likely take over most of the playing time from Tommy La Stella, who was dealt to the Angels earlier this offseason.

A nine-year MLB veteran, Descalso spent the last two seasons with the Arizona Diamondbacks. In a career-high 138 games in 2018, he hit .238 with 13 homers and 57 RBI, seeing time at three different infield positions and left field.

Cubs fans will remember Descalso mostly from his first five years spent with the St. Louis Cardinals – the organization that drafted him.  He left after the 2014 season and joined the Colorado Rockies for two seasons before heading to Arizona for two more.

Descalso is a lifetime .240 as he’s averaged 110 games per season, hitting  46 homers and driving in 279 RBI

 

 

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