SCOTTSDALE, Arizona — David DeJesus played just a year and a half with the Cubs, but was a fan favorite in the down years of 2012 and 2013.
He’ll be back in Chicago this year, joining David Kaplan on CSN Chicago’s pre- and post-game coverage of Cubs games.
In a statement, DeJesus said: “I’m thankful to CSN for giving me this opportunity to once again be a part of the best organization in baseball. I loved my time with the Cubs and I am excited to be able to bring my insight to the viewers and enjoy the ride to another championship.”
CSN’s Director of News and Original Content Kevin Cross added, “During his time spent in Chicago, David quickly became a fan favorite for his dedication and hard-working approach not only on the field, but also in the community. David’s contagious enthusiasm and deep knowledge of the game will definitely be major assets to our Cubs studio shows beginning this season and we can’t wait to get David & ‘Kap’ together to bring Cubs fans the expert coverage and analysis they have come to expect from our network.”
DeJesus hit .252/.343/.403 in 232 games with the Cubs, hitting 15 home runs. That time produced 3.2 bWAR, even if it didn’t produce many wins. DDJ was sold to the Nationals August 19, 2013 and wound up playing for them against the Cubs at Wrigley Field, going 0-for-3. Four days later he was traded to the Tampa Bay Rays for a PTBNL.
DeJesus is replacing Todd Hollandsworth, who took a position as analyst on Miami Marlins games for Fox Sports Florida.