Cubs Sign Speedy Outfielder

He finally made his MLB debut this past season after being drafted in the 3rd round of the 2013 MLB Draft by the Miami Marlins.

The Chicago Cubs have signed outfielder Ben DeLuzio to a minor-league contract with an invitation to spring training. 

DeLuzio joins the Cubs just a few weeks after being non-tendered by the St. Louis Cardinals. 

The twenty-eight-year-old was impressive at the minor league level this season, hitting a strong .277 batting average with a very solid .353 on-base percentage. In addition, he tacked on nine home runs, 49 RBIs and 30 stolen bases in 363 at-bats.

Although DeLuzio's offensive upside can be questioned, he's a very skilled defender capable of playing all three outfield positions. He also contains some elite speed.

DeLuzio will try to compete for a spot on the Cubs' Opening Day roster. 
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