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Chris Denorfia | Outfielder

Team: Chicago Cubs
Age / DOB:  (34) / 7/15/1980
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 185
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Cubs placed OF Chris Denorfia on the 15-day disabled list with a strained left hamstring.
Denorfia suffered the injury while running the bases in Monday's loss to the Cardinals. The 34-year-old outfielder will likely be out for at least the next three weeks. May 5 - 5:02 PM

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Chris Denorfia (hamstring) will be placed on the disabled list prior to Tuesday's game.

Denorfia aggravated the left hamstring injury that he's been dealing with since before Opening Day. "It's very frustrating," he said. "I've never had a recurring muscle injury like this before." Matt Szczur will be recalled to take Denorfia's spot on the roster.
May 5 - 12:32 AM

Chris Denorfia exited Monday's game versus the Cardinals after aggravating his left hamstring injury.

He pulled up lame while going first to third on a single. Denorfia began the season on the disabled list with the hamstring issue and it's just never fully healed. He could be headed back to the DL.
May 4 - 9:22 PM

Chris Denorfia went 1-for-3 with a walk in his return to the lineup Saturday.

It was his first start since April 23, as Denorfia has been battling a nagging left hamstring injury. He'll see most of his playing time versus lefties.
May 3 - 8:18 AM

Chris Denorfia (hamstring) was able to pinch hit in Wednesday's loss to the Pirates.

He flied out to center in the bottom of the fifth inning and wasn't kept in on defense. The backup outfielder missed the first two weeks of the regular season with a left hamstring strain and still has some lingering discomfort. Consider him day-to-day.
Apr 30 - 8:32 AM

Chris Denorfia (hamstring) is unavailable Tuesday.

Denorfia missed the first two weeks of the regular season with a left hamstring strain and still isn't quite over it. "Denorfia is still not 100 percent with his leg, so I don't want to push him right now," Cubs manager Joe Maddon said. Junior Lake is in left field Tuesday night.
Source: Cubs.mlb.com
Apr 28 - 5:55 PM

Cubs activated OF Chris Denorfia from the 15-day disabled list.

Denorfia picked up one hit in three at-bats during a brief rehab assignment. He'll receive plenty of playing time versus left-handers.
Apr 17 - 10:58 AM

Chris Denorfia (hamstring) will begin a rehab assignment with High-A Myrtle Beach on Sunday.

He should only need a game or two before being activated, so the Cubs should have Denorfia soon. The veteran outfielder will play regularly against left-handed pitching.
Apr 12 - 9:48 AM

Cubs placed OF Chris Denorfia on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to March 27, with a strained left hamstring.

Denorfia will continue to rehab his hammy strain at extended spring training. He should become an option for the Cubs' major league bench around mid-April.
Apr 5 - 3:37 PM

Chris Denorfia (hamstring) ran the bases on Wednesday.

The outfielder suffered the injury on March 17. Denorfia has yet to be cleared for game action, but he's starting to ramp up his activity in an attempt to test a sore left hamstring. He took batting practice on Tuesday and was seen running on Wednesday. It's still unlikely he'll be ready for Opening Day.
Apr 1 - 1:39 PM

Chris Denorfia (hamstring) has yet to be cleared to return to game action.

Denorfia took batting practice on Tuesday but hasn't given the go-ahead to play in games yet. He hasn't played since March 17 due to a sore left hamstring and is looking unlikely to be ready for Opening Day. "Opening Day is still in jeopardy," Cubs manager Joe Maddon said. "You have to figure that out when you fill out the roster, too."
Source: Cubs.mlb.com
Mar 31 - 7:43 PM

Chris Denorfia (hamstring) is expected to play in a minor league game by the middle of the week.

Denorfia, who has been nursing a left hamstring strain for two weeks, took batting practice Monday. The outfielder's status for Opening Day is up in the air. "I don't like to speculate on things like that," Denorfia said. "When you're rehabbing, anything can happen. As long as everything progresses the way it should, [I should be ready] sometime around that time. The goal is to be ready by then."
Source: Cubs.mlb.com
Mar 30 - 7:25 PM

Chris Denorfia (hamstring) could begin playing in minor league games next week.

Denorfia hasn't played since March 17 due to a sore left hamstring. His status for the season is in question.
Mar 26 - 4:32 PM

Cubs signed OF Chris Denorfia to a one-year, $2.6 million contract.

The contract could reach an even $3 million if Denorfia hits all his incentives. The 34-year-old batted just .230/.284/.318 with three home runs and 21 RBI in 121 games last season between the Padres and Mariners, but he's a career .292/.358/.430 versus lefties and should form a decent platoon in left field with Chris Coghlan.
Jan 9 - 5:03 PM

Chris Denorfia will make $2.6 million in his new one-year contract with the Cubs.

He could make an additional $400,000 with incentives. Denorfia, 34, batted just .230/.284/.318 with three home runs and 21 RBI in 121 games this past season between the Padres and Mariners, but he has a history of producing against southpaws and could be useful in a part-time role with Chicago.
Jan 6 - 12:29 PM

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Batters
PosRoleName
C1Miguel Montero
2David Ross
1B1Anthony Rizzo
2B1Addison Russell
2Tommy La Stella
SS1Starlin Castro
2Jonathan Herrera
3B1Kris Bryant
2Mike Olt
LF1Chris Coghlan
2Chris Denorfia
3Mike Baxter
CF1Dexter Fowler
RF1Jorge Soler
2Junior Lake
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Jon Lester
2Jake Arrieta
3Jason Hammel
4Kyle Hendricks
5Tsuyoshi Wada
6Jacob Turner
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Hector Rondon
2Neil Ramirez
3Pedro Strop
4Jason Motte
5Justin Grimm
6James Russell
7Edwin Jackson
8Zac Rosscup
9Travis Wood