Chicago Cubs Sign Outfielder; Played Last Season In Korea

Returning to the MLB.

The Chicago Cubs have signed outfielder Mike Tauchman to a minor-league contract.

Tauchman spent last season with the Hanwha Eagles of the Korea Baseball Organization and will get a chance this spring with the Cubs.

Although it has not been announced, the deal likely includes an invite to spring training.

During the 2021 season, spent with the San Francisco Giants and the New York Yankees, Tauchman slashed .181/.284/.283, with four home runs, 15 RBIs, three stolen bases and 22 runs scored across 75 games played.

It's a low-risk addition by the Cubs and it will be interesting to see how it plays out. The five-year major league veteran enjoyed his best season in 2019 with the Yankees, posting a strong .277/.361/.504 triple-slash line, with 13 home runs, 47 RBIs, six stolen bases and 46 runs scored over 87 games played.

The thirty-two-year-old is a former 10th-round pick by the Colorado Rockies in the 2013 MLB Draft. 
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