Cubs Sign Former Rockies Star Outfielder Carlos Gonzalez To Minor League Deal

The Cubs made a surprise move on Thursday, reportedly signing former Rockies star outfielder Carlos Gonzalez to a Minor League deal.

Gonzalez was designated for assignment by the Indians and released on Sunday. He was batting just .210 in 30 games this season. Gonzalez signed with Cleveland on a Minor League deal in March.

For his career, Gonzalez’s batting average is .285 with 1,425 hits and 233 home runs in 12 seasons. He is a 3x All-Star and 3x Gold Glove winner. Gonzalez has also won the Silver Slugger Award 2x and was the NL Batting Champion in 2010.

Gonzalez could be the short-term replacement this season for Ben Zobrist, who might retire soon.

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