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Nate Schierholtz | Outfielder

Team: Chicago Cubs
Age / DOB:  (30) / 2/15/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 217
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
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Nate Schierholtz went 4-for-5 with an RBI single and a run scored Friday against the Cardinals.
Schierholtz doubled to lead off the 11th inning against Trevor Rosenthal and came home to score on a three-run home run from Welington Castillo. With the four-hit night, the 30-year-old outfielder raised his batting average from .185 to .281. The joy of early April. Apr 12 - 1:00 AM

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Nate Schierholtz singled and stole a base in four at-bats against the Angels on Tuesday.

Schierholtz, not exactly known for his speed, stole his second base of the spring. He is only hitting .238 in 42 Cactus League at-bats, but has drawn some recent trade interest. He could be wearing a new uniform by the July 31 trade deadline.
Mar 25 - 7:21 PM

Bruce Levine of CBS Chicago reports that Tigers executive Scott Reid is scouting Cubs' OF Nate Schierholtz and INF Darwin Barney.

With shortstop Jose Iglesias and outfielder Andy Dirks both expected to miss significant time due to injury, Detroit's decision-makers are hunting down contingency plans as we speak. Schierholtz slashed .251/.301/.470 with 21 homers and 68 RBI in his first full season with the Cubs last year. Barney is a lauded defender with experience at shortstop who won a Gold Glove at second base in 2012.
Source: CBS Chicago
Mar 19 - 3:36 PM

Nate Schierholtz went 2-for-3 with a walk, homer, two runs and two RBI as the Cubs defeated the Reds 9-0 on Saturday.

It was the first homer of Schierholtz's spring. Chicago's right fielder is deployed correctly by his employer -- 87 percent of his plate appearances against right-handed pitching last season -- and that's one of the reasons he's an interesting sleeper in NL-only formats. He slashed .251/.301/.470 with 21 homers and 68 RBI in his first full season with the Cubs last year. It might have been his last, too, as Chicago is expected to shop Schierholtz if he hits well enough for them to get a decent return back.
Mar 8 - 7:27 PM

Nate Schierholtz went 2-for-3 with a double as the Cubs defeated the Athletics 6-4 on Tuesday.

Schierholtz took 87 percent of his plate appearances against right-handed pitching last season. He isn't very effective against same-handed pitching, so it seems likely the Cubs will use him the same way going forward. However, he might end up becoming a trade chip for the Cubs near the end of July.
Mar 4 - 7:18 PM

Nate Schierholtz (jaw) returned to action at Cubs camp on Saturday.

Schierholtz was sent home early on Friday after a nasty collision with Junior Lake in the outfield. He'll resume full workouts, and the jaw injury isn't expected to be an issue moving forward.
Feb 22 - 11:36 AM

Nate Schierholtz was sent home from Cubs' camp Friday after a collision in the outfield with Junior Lake.

It was considered a precautionary measure. Barring anything unforeseen, Schierholtz should be back in camp on Saturday.
Feb 21 - 3:42 PM

Cubs avoided arbitration with OF Nate Schierholtz by agreeing to a one-year, $5 million contract.

Schierholtz gets a sizable raise after putting up a career year last season for the Cubs, batting .251/.301/.470 with 21 homers and 68 RBI. Entering his walk year, the 29-year-old seems likely to be a trade candidate over the summer.
Jan 17 - 12:58 PM

FOX Sports' Jon Paul Morosi reports that the Diamondbacks are interested in acquiring outfielder Nate Schierholtz from the Cubs.

It's not known if the two sides have had trade discussions, but the Diamondbacks are in the market for a corner outfielder. Schierholtz, who turns 30 in February, batted .251/.301/.470 with 21 home runs and 68 RBI over 137 games this past season and is arbitration-eligible for the final time this winter.
Wed, Nov 13, 2013 08:49:00 AM

Nate Schierholtz connected for a two-run homer in a win over the Brewers on Thursday.

Luis Valbuena and Brian Bogusevic also homered in the victory. Schierholtz has cooled off a bit since the All-Star break, but his 21 home runs and 67 RBI have been a nice surprise for the Cubs and fantasy owners alike.
Thu, Sep 19, 2013 05:11:00 PM

Nate Schierholtz went 1-for-4 with an RBI double, plating the Cubs lone run in Saturday's loss to the Pirates.

Schierholtz's first inning double off Gerrit Cole would've netted him a pair of RBI, but Anthony Rizzo was gunned out at the plate attempting to score. The 29-year-old outfielder has been a very consistent run producer in the middle of the Cubs lineup this season, slashing .253/.306/.480 with 20 homers and 65 RBI in 123 games.
Sat, Sep 14, 2013 09:59:00 PM

Nate Schierholtz (back) is in the Cubs' starting lineup Monday against the Dodgers.

Schierholtz left Sunday's game after tweaking his back while running to first base, but it's not a major concern. He'll bat cleanup against Zack Greinke.
Mon, Aug 26, 2013 05:47:00 PM

Nate Schierholtz left Sunday's game with a back injury.

Schierholtz injured his back running to first base in 13th inning and had to be removed from the game. He finished 1-for-6 with a strikeout before exiting.
Sun, Aug 25, 2013 08:47:00 PM

Nate Schierholtz went 3-for-4 with two homers and six RBI to lead the Cubs' offense on Monday.

Schierholtz has 18 homers in 347 at-bats this season after hitting 24 in his first 1,275 major league at-bats. That he's gotten out of San Francisco and into a better park for power hitters has surely been a factor there, but even so, his .522 slugging percentage is a big surprise. The Cubs will be able to keep him around for next year, too.
Mon, Aug 19, 2013 11:28:00 PM

Nate Schierholtz launched a solo homer in Thursday's loss to the Phillies.

His solo homer off Ethan Martin in the fourth inning was the only offense of the day for Chicago. Some have wondered why the Cubs kept Schierholtz around past the July 31 trade deadline, but they still have him under team control for another year. Perhaps they'll revisit the idea of a trade this winter, but it's conceivable he could be on the team next year.
Thu, Aug 8, 2013 05:18:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Welington Castillo
2John Baker
1B1Anthony Rizzo
2B1Darwin Barney
2Emilio Bonifacio
SS1Starlin Castro
3B1Mike Olt
2Luis Valbuena
LF1Junior Lake
CF1Ryan Sweeney
RF1Nate Schierholtz
2Justin Ruggiano
3Ryan Kalish
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Jeff Samardzija
2Travis Wood
3Edwin Jackson
4Jake Arrieta
5Jason Hammel
6Carlos Villanueva
7James McDonald
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Jose Veras
2Pedro Strop
3James Russell
4Wesley Wright
5Hector Rondon
6Kyuji Fujikawa
7Justin Grimm
8Blake Parker
9Zach Rosscup