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Cubs add Chad Tracy to bench mix

Jan 26, 2010, 9:21 PM EDT

The Cubs did a little more work Tuesday evening toward filling their bench.  According to ESPN Chicago’s Bruce Levine, the team will announce on Wednesday the signing of infielder Chad Tracy to a minor league contract.

Tracy, 29, batted .237/.306/.389 last season with eight home runs and 39 RBI in 257 at-bats.  He’s struggled with injuries for the past few years, but it seems like a fine deal considering the money exchanged.  Tracy will earn $900,000 if he lands on the big league roster and can gain another $525,000 if he reaches 450 plate appearances.

There’s also a clause in Tracy’s contract that will award him $100,000 for Comeback Player of the Year honors.  That would certainly be a welcome scenario for both sides.

  1. Blog - Jan 27, 2010 at 2:26 AM

    OK…so the Cubs convinced Xavier (dude looks like a Nady) to be a platoon parter with Fuku…My guess: Nady has full time duty by 5/09/10. This looks lik another good signing by Jim. Good upside, lefty bat with the ability to play the corner infield. Like it.

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