Chicago Cubs Sign Veteran Catcher as Team Becomes Desperate for Help

The Chicago Cubs are getting chomped on by the injury bug as they have lost two backup catchers recently to injury. The team has announced they have found some help and signed veteran backstop Robinson Chirinos to a one-year MLB contract.

Chirinos is very familiar with the Cubs as he signed with the team out of Venezuela in 2000. His career slash line includes .231/.325/.431 and he's swatted 86 HR and drove in 269 RBI, throughout nine seasons in the bigs, with four different teams.

Behind Willson Contreras the Cubs have absolutely nobody and will be inserting the veteran into the active roster immediately. Chirinos is now 37 years old and spent spring training with the New York Yankees. He didn't make the team because he broke his wrist and was recently released by the team's AAA affiliate. 

Now Chirinos heads to the Cubs where it all began, in hopes of contributing to the cause and getting them back on track as they lost their 10th straight game on Monday night to the hands of the Philadelphia Phillies.

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