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Outfielder David DeJesus and the Chicago Cubs agreed to a $10 million, two-year contract.
The deal announced Wednesday includes a 2014 club option..
A.284 hitter in nine years with Kansas City and Oakland, DeJesus batted just .240 in his lone season with the Athletics.
Even so, he gives the Cubs versatility in the outfield and a reliable glove.
He brought a 241-game errorless streak into the 2011 season, the longest active streak among big league outfielders at the time. He made four errors in 250chances with Oakland, a .984 fielding percentage.
DeJesus began his career as a center fielder but has primarily played the corner outfield spots the past three seasons.
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Kim DeJesus' already lucky husband got a little more fortunate today when he signed a 2 year contract with the Chicago Cubs worth 10 million dollars.
Kim's spouse spent 8 seasons with the Kansas City Royals and one - last season - with the Oakland A's. He has a .284 career batting average; hitting a total of 207...
(props to Jacos for the headline)
The Cubs signed OF David DeJesus to a 2-year/$10 million deal with a 3rd year club option. It's actually $4.25M for the next two years with a $1.5M buyout or $6.5M in 2014. A Jim Bowden tweet indicates that the Cubs told him DeJesus will be the everyday right fielder.
Dejesus will be 32 next season and played for the A's last year and had...
Only reason I'm posting about this guy coming off the board is because there were many Mets fans who wanted him signed. David DeJesus has signed a two year 10M contract with the Cubs. The problem with DeJesus is that he doesn't have the typical power for the NL corners and no longer has the range to be a starting center fielder. I think DeJesus is better suited for...
This morning we look at three top stories: Is Tyler Colvin still in the picture for a Cubs OF spot? Is Jerry Reisndorf willing to splurge? What makes David DeJesus such a lucky man? Read on to find out about all three. Plus a look at a picture that may cause you to mess your pants followed by...
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Winter meetings are just around the corner, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t plenty of moves to ponder. I’ll do my best to avoid discussing the impact of relief pitcher signings because players that might be closers now (Daniel Bard) might not be closers very soon (Ryan Madson to Red Sox?). As for the rest of the positions, there’s much we can glean early on before the...
A couple of months ago, free agent David DeJesus, his wife and 18-month-old son moved into a new house in suburban Wheaton, Ill., to be closer to his wife's family. They didn't know at the time David's next team would be an easy commute from home.
Chicago Cubs outfielder David DeJesus had no problem signing with a team in transition, after spending the last nine years playing on similar teams.
The Chicago Cubs have signed outfielder David DeJesus to a two-year deal with a club option for the 2014 season. Although financial terms were not released, the pact is believed to be worth $10 million.
The Cubs signed him Wednesday to a two-year deal with a club option for a third that could pay him $15 million. And his wife, Kimberly, is excited, too. She tweeted that she was ‘‘born and raised’’ in Wheaton, her dad had Cubs season tickets and Ryne Sandberg was her childhood crush. ‘‘When...
Talking baseball while wishing ESPN the Magazine had spared us the Ozzie Guillen/dog kisser cover: 1) Sometimes it really is good to think about something. I’m glad I didn’t write about the David DeJesus signing on Wednesday, when it happened, because I would have gotten it wrong.
Phil Rogers: The free-agent signing of David DeJesus means Brett Jackson probably will start 2012 with Triple-A Iowa, a far better situation than had Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer handed Jackson the right-field job in spring training.