The Chicago Cubs will be adding to their infield depth – at least theoretically – as soon as tomorrow, when they will announce they’ve signed Chad Tracy to a minor league deal. Tracy will have a chance to earn a spot on the big club in Spring Training, and could end up as the primary backup at first base and third base – effectively bouncing Micah Hoffpauir.
Tracy is still just 29 – he’s actually two months younger than Hoffpauir – but hasn’t been effective at the Major League level since 2007, when he managed an .800 OPS in part-time duty.
Still, a minor league deal is a great low-risk move for the Cubs.
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