Outfielder Denorfia complete $2.6M, 1-year deal with Cubs
JAN 9, 9:58p ET | AP
Rotowire: Dec 31 / 11:28a ET
News: Denorfia has agreed to a one-year, $2.5 million deal with the Cubs, CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports.
Impact: On a team like the Cubs, good veterans are important in a clubhouse to show the rookies and second-year players how to be professionals, and that will likely be Denorfia's primary role. He has a .292 career average against lefties, and is capable of playing all three outfield spots, but it is in the Cubs' best interest to give most of the at-bats to the young pieces on the roster, meaning Denorfia will likely start the majority of games in 2015 in the dugout.