DeJesus agrees to $10 million, 2-yr deal with Cubs
CHICAGO (AP) – Outfielder David DeJesus and the Chicago Cubs agreed to a $10 million, two-year contract.
The deal announced Wednesday includes a 2014 club option..
A.284 hitter in nine years with Kansas City and Oakland, DeJesus batted just .240 in his lone season with the Athletics.
Even so, he gives the Cubs versatility in the outfield and a reliable glove.
He brought a 241-game errorless streak into the 2011 season, the longest active streak among big league outfielders at the time. He made four errors in 250chances with Oakland, a .984 fielding percentage.
DeJesus began his career as a center fielder but has primarily played the corner outfield spots the past three seasons.