It’s a slow day in baseball news-land and you were certainly hoping for the Cubs to sign a different outfielder with the initials “N.C.,” but this is what you get:
Outfielder Noel Cuevas to #Cubs on minor-league contract, source tells The Athletic. Salary of $575K if in majors.— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) December 16, 2019
He played in 75 games for the Rockies in 2018 and hit .233/.268/.315 (34-for-146) with two home runs. He played mostly in the minors in Colorado’s system in 2019 (one big-league game) and hit .278/.358/.439 with five home runs in 60 games for Triple-A Albuquerque.
He’s currently playing in the Mexican Winter League, where he is hitting .371/.407/.474 (43-for-116) in 28 games for Los Mochis.
This is nothing more than a depth signing. Cuevas, who is 28, will likely get an invite to spring training and be in the starting outfield at Triple-A Iowa.
Here’s a home run he hit off James Paxton in 2018, after a failed bunt attempt:
Like I said, it’s a slow baseball day, but thought you’d like to know.
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