Chicago Cubs Sign Former World Series Champ

The Chicago Cubs have added some corner infield depth with the signing of four-year Los Angeles Dodgers cornerman Edwin Rios. 

It's a one-year contract for the 28-year-old out of Puerto Rico, worth $1M.

Rios has 20 career home runs in just 260 at-bats, spread out over those four seasons in L.A.  He even got two at-bats during their 2020 World Series win. Overall, he's registered a .791 OPS and an OPS+ of 109, which is 9% better than the average major league hitter. He's just never been able to get more than 86 at-bats in a single season.

His numbers at Triple-A, however, also prove his worth, having sported a .282 average with a .349 on-base and an .875 OPS in nearly 300 games at the highest minor league level.

In Chicago, Ríos could spell fellow free agent addition Trey Mancini at first base on occasion, but also has the flexibility to fill in at third base if needed as well. 

Grateful for his time with the Dodgers—and the World Series ring he has from the experience—Rios posted a thank you to his former team on Twitter. 

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