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Cubs add infield depth by signing Daniel Descalso to two-year deal

In a move that has been rumored for a few days, Cubs has signed veteran housekeeper Daniel Descalso for a two-year deal worth $ 5 million, reports Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic . The Cubs announced the two-year agreement with a club option for a possible third year 2021 on Tuesday afternoon. Descalso, 31 , struck .238 / .353 / .436 (106 OPS +) with 22 doubles, four triples, 13 homers, 57 RBI and 54 runs in 423 Platforms in the previous Diamondbacks season. Descalso spent most of his time in second and third, but he has also appeared in shortstop, first base, left-hand field, right-hand field and yes, potter in his career. To read the newspaper here, the move can be a precursor to a trade. The cubs have deep everywhere, but it has been reported a lot if they want to spend a lot in the free agency (cough, Bryce Harper, cough), they have to postpone salary. To throw an unwanted contract they would need to attach a cheap younger player. Look at how the sailors treated Robinson Cano with Edwin Diaz, for example, but the cubs will not do anything so extremely. Depth of this is quite large. Here is a look at the number of useful options in each position: First base: Anthony Rizzo, Kris Bryant, Victor Caratini Second base: Javier Baez, Ben Zobrist, Ian Happ, David Bote, Descalso Shortstop: Baez, Addison Russell (currently suspended), Descalso, Bote Third base: Bryant, Baez, Bote, Happ, Descalso Happ, Zobrist…

In a move that has been rumored for a few days, Cubs has signed veteran housekeeper Daniel Descalso for a two-year deal worth $ 5 million, reports Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic . The Cubs announced the two-year agreement with a club option for a possible third year 2021 on Tuesday afternoon.

Descalso, 31

, struck .238 / .353 / .436 (106 OPS +) with 22 doubles, four triples, 13 homers, 57 RBI and 54 runs in 423 Platforms in the previous Diamondbacks season. Descalso spent most of his time in second and third, but he has also appeared in shortstop, first base, left-hand field, right-hand field and yes, potter in his career.

To read the newspaper here, the move can be a precursor to a trade. The cubs have deep everywhere, but it has been reported a lot if they want to spend a lot in the free agency (cough, Bryce Harper, cough), they have to postpone salary. To throw an unwanted contract they would need to attach a cheap younger player. Look at how the sailors treated Robinson Cano with Edwin Diaz, for example, but the cubs will not do anything so extremely.

Depth of this is quite large. Here is a look at the number of useful options in each position:

First base: Anthony Rizzo, Kris Bryant, Victor Caratini

Second base: Javier Baez, Ben Zobrist, Ian Happ, David Bote, Descalso

Shortstop: Baez, Addison Russell (currently suspended), Descalso, Bote

Third base: Bryant, Baez, Bote, Happ, Descalso

Happ, Zobrist and Bryant can also play out with Kyle Schwarber, Albert Almora and Jason Heyward as well .

It is safe to say that some of these names can be removed and the team is still easy playoff caliber.

We do not know exactly what the cubes will try to do, but simply adding Descalso to the mix of an already loaded infield seems like the first step in something else, even if it’s just as strong as strengthening the shortest depth of Baez with the plan to unload Russell.

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