This Former All-Star is Already Done With the Cubs


Dee Strange-Gordon is already moving on from the Chicago Cubs. The 33-year-old signed a minor league contract with the Cubs this May, but failed to make their MLB roster. He instead would play in 27 games with their Triple-A affiliate, the Iowa Cubs. His statistics were underwhelming there, as he would only bat .223. For a player who hits for contact primarily, this is certainly disappointing.

It has been a whirlwind of a year for the veteran, as the Cubs were the third team he signed with. He initially signed with the Reds during the off-season, but was released by the team during Spring Training. He also signed a minor league deal with the Brewers, but would then be released before making their MLB roster. He played 10 games with the Triple-A Nashville Sounds, hitting at a much better .333 average. Therefore, if he can replicate those stats, there is hope he can find MLB time again. 

Strange-Gordon is expected to get some interested around the league, too. Given the fact that he is very fast and can play many different positions, perhaps he could be a fine addition as a depth piece. He is no longer the All-Star he once was, but it would be nice to see him back in the big leagues before the season is out. Perhaps the Miami Marlins could give him a call, as he had a great tenure there. 

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