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Bryan LaHair is a Chicago Cub

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Today the Chicago Cubs signed first-baseman Bryan LaHair to a minor league deal, and invited him to spring training.


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LaHair, 27, had spent his entire professional career with Seattle. He didn’t appear in the majors last year, and the Mariners removed him from their 40-man roster in October.

But he has experience in the majors: 45 games in 2008, during which he batted .250 with three home runs and 10 RBIs. LaHair, a left-handed hitter, posted a .289/.354/.530 line at Class AAA Tacoma in 2009. FOX Sports on MSN.

LaHair will compete for a spot on the Cubs’ bench, after falling off as a big-time prospect with the Mariners as recently as a few years ago.


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