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Chris Denorfia | Outfielder

Team: Chicago Cubs
Age / DOB:  (35) / 7/15/1980
Ht / Wt:  6'1" / 185
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Chris Denorfia smacked a walk-off solo home run in the 11th inning, sending the Cubs past the Royals on Monday.
Denorfia pinch-hit in the pitcher's spot in the lineup, facing reliever Miguel Almonte to lead off the 11th. He didn't waste much time changing the 0-0 score, hitting a no-doubter to left field. The outfielder, serving mostly as a bench bat, has hit .274/.323/.383 with three home runs and 16 RBI in 219 plate appearances. Sep 28 - 10:58 PM

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Chris Denorfia hit a sacrifice fly in the 10th inning to give the Cubs a walk-off, 1-0 win over the Dodgers on Tuesday.

With the bases loaded and one out, Denorfia lifted a Kenley Jansen pitch deep enough to center to score Matt Szczur and send the fans home happy. The run batted in was Denorfia's eighth of the year in a part-time role with the club.
Jun 23 - 11:46 PM

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

Denorfia has made two trips to the DL this season due to hamstring issues, but he's ready to give it a go again. He'll start often in left field versus lefties.
Jun 7 - 12:28 PM

Chris Denorfia (hamstring) is set to begin a minor league rehab assignment with Double-A Tennessee.

Denorfia landed on the disabled list a month ago after aggravating a left hamstring strain. He could return for the team's interleague series against the Tigers next week.
Jun 4 - 4:18 PM

Chris Denorfia (hamstring) has resumed running.

Denorfia has battled a left hamstring issues dating back to spring training and is in the midst of his second trip to the disabled list for the ailment. It appears he's starting to make progress, but the Cubs figure to bring him along slowly.
May 26 - 6:52 PM

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

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.
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

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C1Miguel Montero
2David Ross
1B1Anthony Rizzo
2B1Javier Baez
2Tommy La Stella
SS1Addison Russell
2Starlin Castro
3Jonathan Herrera
3B1Kris Bryant
LF1Kyle Schwarber
2Chris Denorfia
3Quintin Berry
CF1Dexter Fowler
2Austin Jackson
RF1Jorge Soler
2Chris Coghlan
Starting Pitcher
S1Jon Lester
2Jake Arrieta
3Jason Hammel
4Dan Haren
5Kyle Hendricks
6Jacob Turner
Relief Pitcher
R1Hector Rondon
2Pedro Strop
3Jason Motte
4Tommy Hunter
5Justin Grimm
6Fernando Rodney
7Trevor Cahill
8Travis Wood
9Clayton Richard
10Tsuyoshi Wada
11C.J. Edwards
12Zac Rosscup
13Neil Ramirez
14Yoervis Medina