Villar is a solid defender at multiple positions with speed and power (Scott Taetsch - USA Today Sports)
Villar is a solid defender at multiple positions with speed and power (Scott Taetsch - USA Today Sports)

Report: Cubs signing veteran infielder Jonathan Villar


by - Senior Editor -

Another move by the Northsiders.

The Chicago Cubs are signing veteran infielder Jonathan Villar to a one-year deal worth $6 million which also includes a mutual option for 2023.

The deal is pending a physical, and he will turn 31 years old this May.

Last season in 142 games, Villar played with the New York Mets, hitting .249 with 18 homers, .738 OPS and 42 RBIs.

The switch-hitter is a .258 hitter with 98 homers and 325 RBIs in nine seasons in the major leagues.

This is a somewhat perplexing move as the Cubs have a surplus of infielders with the addition of Villar. However, he is very versatile with the ability to play third base, shortstop, and second base.

Right now, he is penciled in to share time with Patrick Wisdom at third base.

Maybe there is an upcoming trade that is about to happen for the Cubbies. We shall see and keep you updated on the latest during free agency.

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