Cubs add rookie catcher to roster


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Rick Scuteri - USA Today Sports
Rick Scuteri - USA Today Sports

PITTSBURGH – The Chicago Cubs today selected the contract of catcher Taylor Davis from Triple-A Iowa. Chicago’s active roster now stands at 33 players and the 40-man roster stands at 40.

Davis, 27, joins the first major league roster of his professional career. He batted .297 (106-for-357) with 27 doubles, one triple, six home runs and 62 RBI in 102 games with Iowa this season. Davis recorded a .357 on-base percentage and a .429 slugging percentage, good for a .786 OPS. He played 59 games behind the plate, 26 games at first base and two games at third base with Iowa this season.

The right-handed batter is a career .284 (421-for-1,485) hitter with 97 doubles, 26 homers and 221 RBI in 461 games covering seven minor league seasons in the Cubs organization.

Davis was signed by the Cubs as a minor league free agent on July 11, 2011. He was selected by the Marlins in the 49th Round of the 2008 Draft but did not sign and instead attended Morehead State University in Kentucky. He is a native of Tampa, Fla.

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