Cubs president of baseball operations Jed Hoyer promised the Cubs would continue to spherical out their roster and add to payroll as Spring Practising approaches. The following step, it appears, was as soon as adding outfield depth.
The Cubs and free agent centerfielder Jake Marisnick contain agreed to a one-year deal, NBC Sports Chicago confirmed Thursday. The contract would guarantee him $1 million this season, with a $4 million mutual choice in 2022 or a $500,000 buyout. The deal is pending a bodily. MLB Community’s Jon Morosi was as soon as the first to epic the settlement and USA This day’s Bob Nightengale was as soon as the first with contract well-known aspects.
Marisnick tackle Cubs: $1m in 2021 with mutual choice for 2022 of $4m ($500okay buyout). Deal is pending bodily.
— Gordon Wittenmyer (@GDubCub) February 11, 2021
With the signing, the Cubs and Mets will in fact swap backup centerfielders. The Mets signed Albert Almora Jr., who the Cubs non-tendered in December, earlier this week. Marisnick spent 2020 with the Mets, hitting .333/.353/.606 in 33 at-bats.
Marisnick made the most of his restricted time within the batter’s box final season, recording profession highs. But even though his profession hitting numbers (.229/.281/.385) aren’t slightly gaze-popping, his defensive skillset makes him an asset.
With Marisnick, the Cubs will contain 5 outfielders on their roster. Joc Pederson and Phillip Ervin were also winter additions.
Gordon Wittenmyer contributed to the reporting of this story.
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