David DeJesus and the Chicago Cubs have agreed on a two-year contract, according to Major League Baseball’s official account. The deal includes a club option for 2014.
DeJesus, 31, is coming off a career worst season offensively in which he hit .240/.323/.376 with 10 home runs in his first year with the Oakland Athletics. The wide-ranging outfielder however posted a very strong 7.5 UZR in right field in 2011.
Over the course of his nine-year career, DeJesus has posted a career 162 game average of .284/.356/.421 with 11 home runs and 90 runs scored. The move to acquire the versatile outfielder marks the first major transaction by the Cubs new baseball operations leadership, headed by Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer.