Chicago Cubs Sign ex-Tampa Bay Rays Pitcher Andy Sonnanstine

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Chicago Cubs and right-handed pitcher Andy Sonnanstine have agreed to terms on a non-guaranteed split contract for the 2012 season, which means he’ll make more if he makes the major league team.

Sonnanstine has pitched all or part of the last five seasons with the Tampa Bay Rays (2007-11) and has been utilized as both a starting pitcher (80 starts) and a reliever (52 relief outings) during that span. Overall, he is 28-31 with one save and a 5.26 ERA (316 ER/540.1 IP) in his big league career, walking only 136 batters in 540.1 innings, an average of 2.3 walks per nine innings pitched. [Read more…]

Chicago Cubs Sign Former Royals, A’s OF David DeJesus

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Let the MLB Hot Stove season in Chicago commence! It begins with the Chicago Cubs landing outfielder David DeJesus. He signed a two-year deal with a club option for the 2014 campaign.

DeJesus joins the Cubs after nine seasons with Kansas City (2003-2010) and Oakland (2011), posting a career .284 batting average with 207 doubles, 50 triples, 71 home runs, 436 RBI and a .356 on-base percentage in 1,007 big league contests. He has averaged 33 doubles, eight triples, 11 home runs and 70 RBI per 162 games in his career.

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