Cubs finalize contract with outfielder Jake Marisnick

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FILE – In this March 11, 2020, file photo, New York Mets center fielder Jake Marisnick gestures while running to the dugout prior to a spring training baseball game against the St. Louis Cardinals in Port S. Lucie, Fla. The Chicago Cubs added another outfielder on Thursday, Feb. 11, 2021, agreeing to a $1.5 million, one-year contract with Jake Marisnick. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Cubs finalized a $1.5 million, one-year contract with outfielder Jake Marisnick on Saturday.

Marisnick will make $1 million this season. The deal includes a $4 million mutual option for 2022 with a $500,000 buyout.

The 29-year-old Marisnick hit .333 with two homers and five RBIs in 16 games with the New York Mets last year. But he is known more for his defense in center field.

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