Cubs Sign Victorino to a Minor League Deal

(Boston, MA, 07/29/14) Boston Red Sox right fielder Shane Victorino (18) peers out of the Red Sox dugout during the ninth inning of a Major League Baseball game against the Toronto Blue Jays at Fenway Park in Boston, Mass., on Tuesday, July 29, 2014. Staff photo by Christopher Evans
Photo Credit:  Christopher Evans – Boston Herald Staff Photo

Add another name to the Cubs outfield mix.  Today the Cubs announced that they have signed 35 year old Shane Victorino to a minor league deal worth $1M and carries another $1M worth of incentives (Per Jerry Crasnick).  I’m not sure if Victorino will be a fit on the field for the Cubs.  He will have to be able to field his position at a high level to make this roster and it remains to be seen if he still can.  Victorino is another solid clubhouse addition that Theo and company have seen proof of in the past.  He is a good guy and a good teammate so I’m sure if he doesn’t make the team he will still have a solid influence on the guys during camp.

Victorino has had a lengthy major league career and seems like he has been around forever.  He made is major league debut with the Padres in 2003 before turning heads with the Phillies starting around 2006.  Putting the bat on the ball has been a strength for the “flyin’ Hawaiian” throughout his career which definitely plays off the bench.

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