Cubs reportedly sign veteran infielder


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Duffy will likely get the Cubs some third base depth (Danielle Parhizkaran - USA Today Sports)
Duffy will likely get the Cubs some third base depth (Danielle Parhizkaran - USA Today Sports)

An interesting move for the Northsiders.

The Chicago Cubs have signed infielder Matt "Duffman" Duffy to a minor-league deal on Monday, according to multiple reports.

According to MLB insider Bob Nightengale, Duffy will make $1 million if he makes the big-league team with $500,000 in additional incentives.

The contract includes a spring training invite.

He became a free agent on November 2, 2020.

Duffy was in the Yankees and Rangers organizations last season but didn't make it to the majors in the shortened year.

In 2019, he hit .252 with a homer and 12 RBIs with the Yankees.

The 29-year-old also has had stints with the Rays (2016, 2018-2019) and the Giants (2014-2016). In 2015, he hit 12 homers and stole 12 bases.

Overall during his MLB career, he is a .282 hitter with 22 homers and 169 RBIs.

The San Francisco Giants drafted him out of Long Beach State in round 18 of the 2012 MLB draft.

Duffy is a solid veteran that could fill in occasionally at third base, second base, or shortstop if future trades happen down the line with the Cubs.

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