Cubs reportedly have a deal in place for super-utility infielder

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Troy Taormina - USA Today Sports
Troy Taormina - USA Today Sports

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

The Cubs traded away fan favorite Tommy La Stella and the uncertain future moving forward with suspended shortstop Addison Russell so this was an area of need this offseason.

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