29-Year Old Catcher Elects Free Agency

Testing the open market.

Catcher P.J. Higgins has elected free agency.

Higgins will test the open market rather than accept the Chicago Cubs' outright assignment to Triple-A Iowa.

The twenty-nine-year-old went unclaimed on waivers after being designated for assignment at the end of December. 

In 74 games last season, Higgins slashed an underwhelming .229/.310/.383, with six home runs, 30 RBIs and 23 runs scored. He fared much better in the minors, however, slashing a fantastic .417/.500/.1.069 line, with a home run, 17 RBIs, one stolen base and nine runs scored across 72 at-bats.

Higgins should be able to find a job with another team and serve as additional catching depth.
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