Cubs sign one-year deal with outfielder Michael Hermosillo


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Hermosillo is back with the Cubs (David Kohl - USA Today Sports)
Hermosillo is back with the Cubs (David Kohl - USA Today Sports)

CHICAGO – The Chicago Cubs today agreed to terms on a one-year major league contract with outfielder Michael Hermosillo. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. The Cubs 40-man roster is now at 39 players.

Hermosillo, 26, spent a majority of last season with Triple-A Iowa, hitting .306 (45-for-147) with 10 doubles, one triple, 10 homers and 29 RBI with eight stolen bases in 43 games. He appeared in 16 games with the Cubs after his contract was selected on August 17, hitting three homers with seven RBI and a .194 average (7-for-36). He was placed on the 10-day injured list, September 8, due to a strained left forearm that ended his season.

The right-handed hitting Hermosillo has appeared in 72 major league games with the Los Angeles Angels (2018-20) and Cubs, hitting .190 (26-for-137) with seven doubles, a triple, four home runs and 13 RBI, appearing at all three outfield positions.

Originally selected by the Angels in the 28th round of the 2013 draft out of Ottawa (Ill.) High School, Hermosillo owns a .267 average (515-for-1,927) with 93 doubles, 20 triples, 55 home runs and 249 RBI in 530 career minor league games. He has drawn 254 walks to contribute to a .368 on-base percentage and has stolen 104 bases in minor league play. Hermosillo signed a minor league contract with the Cubs in November of 2020.

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