Cubs reportedly have a deal in place for super-utility infielder
|Tuesday, December 18, 2018, 12:04 PM- -|
The Chicago Cubs have a deal in place for free agent super utility infielder Daniel Descalso on a two-year deal worth $5 million according to multiple reports on Tuesday afternoon.
MLB insider Jon Heyman with the latest news on the deal.
"Descalso and Cubs have a deal," he posted. "Nice pickup. Yet another player with versatility for their roster, which is full of them."
The Cubs have not confirmed the reports yet.
In 2018, Descalso batted .238 with 13 homers, 57 RBIs, and an on-base percentage of .353 with the Arizona Diamondbacks. He also had a 15.1% walk rate, 43.1% hard-contact hitter, and a 111 wRC+ last season.
Defensively, he started 48 games at second base and 28 games at third base last season. He can also play in the outfield (5) and provide depth at first base (11). He even pitched
Descalso and Cubs have a deal. Nice pickup. Yet another player with versatility for their roster, which is full of them.— Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) December 18, 2018
Option for 2021 in Descalso’s contract with #Cubs is worth $3.5M. Team can also buy him out for $1M. Potential overall value, with performance bonuses, is $8.25M. Descalso gets a 49.25 percent increase over the $1.675 AAV in his previous two-year deal with #DBacks.— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) December 18, 2018
Sources: Descalso deal with #Cubs is two years, $5M with a club option fo 2021.— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) December 18, 2018
Descalso deal with cubs for $5M over two years is done and official. Announcement coming. They very much liked La Stella but see Descalso as added power and defense. @Ken_Rosenthal had the figure 1st— Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) December 18, 2018